Why do some people think that they are putting COVID vaccine in flu shots?
I wanted to say the usual suspects, but it seems like this conspiracy theory was created by someone new…
Are They Putting the COVID Vaccine in Flu Shots?
First things first – as you likely suspect, no, the COVID vaccine is not being packaged and given as flu vaccine.
After all, we don’t even have an approved COVID-19 vaccine yet.
But that hasn’t stopped folks from sharing a wild conspiracy theory that they are putting “a very low strain” of COVID in the our flu shots.
How would that even work?
Are you convinced?
How about now?
Not surprisingly, she also thinks the flu vaccine is toxic…
Although there are plenty of other wild conspiracy theories about flu shots and COVID-19 vaccines, few people actually believe that pediatricians are trying to trick parents into vaccinating and protecting their kids against COVID-19 with fake flu shots.
Still, while we shouldn’t have to say this, no, the flu shot does not contain strains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and has nothing to do with COVID-19.
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- Fact-check: The flu vaccine is not an untested COVID-19 vaccine
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- Fact Check: There Are Currently NO Vaccines Available For COVID-19 In the U.S.
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- Fact check: Doctors aren’t pushing an ‘untested’ seasonal flu vaccine for the coronavirus
- No Evidence That Flu Shot Increases Risk of COVID-19
- Flu Shot Doesn’t Cause False Positive Results for COVID-19
- The possible beneficial adjuvant effect of influenza vaccine to minimize the severity of COVID-19