Frequently Asked Questions about Omicron

Messaging Resources about Omicron

Misinformation Alerts about Omicron

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

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Study used to falsely claim vaccines are unnecessary for young children

A new study that is still in peer review found that the low-dose Pfizer vaccine for children 5 to 11 offered little protection against Omicron infection and decreased protection against serious illness. The study has been covered by multiple major news sites and has been shared on social media with messages discouraging parents from vaccinating

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