COVID-19

This poster was not issued by Japan's health ministry nor its largest doctors' association

Published on 05/08/2022 at 08:41

An image has been shared repeatedly in Korean-language social media posts that claim it shows a poster issued by Japan's health ministry warning against receiving a fourth dose of the Covid-19 vaccine due to the risk of decreased immunity. The image has also been shared elsewhere alongside a claim it was issued by the Japan Medical Association (JMA), the country's largest doctors' association. These claims, however, are false. The poster was issued by a voluntary doctors' group in Japan that opposes additional Covid-19 jabs. Japan's health ministry and the JMA both recommend vaccinations for vulnerable groups, and health experts told AFP there is no evidence multiple vaccine doses weaken immunity.