Fact check: No one in Alabama who has received the COVID-19 vaccine has died, ADPH confirms

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In this July 27, 2020, file photo, nurse Kathe Olmstead prepares a shot that is part of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., in Binghamton, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Alabama health officials have issued a warning about inaccurate posts circulating on social media about the COVID-19 vaccine.

According to Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) officials, multiple false posts claim someone in the state who received the COVID-19 vaccine died Tuesday.

“These posts are untrue, and no persons who received COVID-19 vaccine in Alabama have died,” ADPH said in a statement.

ADPH says they reached out to all hospitals in the state that have administered the vaccine and confirmed there have been no deaths of vaccine recipients.

“Hospitals in Alabama continue to work diligently to protect the health and wellbeing of frontline healthcare workers in their fight against this deadly virus,” ADPH said in the statement. “All safety standards and post-vaccine monitoring procedures are in place to ensure the health and wellbeing of vaccine recipients in Alabama.”

ADPH officials urge Alabamians to stop the spread of rumors by relying only on credible sources of COVID-19 information, sharing this information, and discouraging others who are sharing information from unverified sources.

Below are sources recommended by the ADPH for COVID-19 and vaccine information:


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