Viral post falsely claims more vaccinated than unvaccinated people get COVID-19

A social media post with nearly 49,000 engagements falsely claims that people vaccinated against COVID-19 continue to get sick while unvaccinated people are “healthy and thriving.” While it’s true that the Omicron variant infected fully vaccinated people more than previous variants, unvaccinated people are still more susceptible to Omicron infections. Additionally, fully vaccinated people are far better protected against severe disease and death from Omicron than unvaccinated people. Boosters further increase that protection.

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