Social media posts share false stats on Australia's vaccine rollout for children

Updated on 25/01/2022 at 04:43

As Australia started administering Covid-19 vaccines for children, multiple social media posts circulating in January claimed that "three [child] deaths" were recorded following vaccinations. The posts included a purported tweet from the chief health officer for the state of New South Wales. The claim is false. As of January 25, 2022, Australia's vaccine safety regulators have recorded no child deaths linked to vaccinations. The purported tweet was fabricated, according to the state health department.