Combatting COVID-19 Misinformation

It’s a good idea to be wary of unsourced information, bold claims, or instant cures made on social media or circulating among friends. Instead, seek information supported by data and backed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or other leading medical organizations.

Experts widely agree that the best way to protect yourself from the virus and prevent the spread is to get vaccinated. In areas with significant community spread, you should also cover your face in indoors in public and maintain distance.

There are no medically-sound treatments that include drinking or injecting bleach or other toxic household cleaning products. Emergency physicians and the FDA also urge people not to use ivermectin to treat COVID-19, as it can be toxic or even fatal.

ACEP is addressing vaccine hesitancy head on by mobilizing doctors on a multi-state satellite media tour to give everyone facts they can trust and answer common questions about the vaccines.

Consult our Vaccine Information Center and view our flyer below addressing some common misconceptions about the COVID vaccine below. Find a vaccine today:

Listen to Experts

Sound scientific reasoning can change as new information comes to light, and as information evolves, expert advice can change. That’s why it's so important to consult your physician or a health professional to help you make decisions that could impact your health or medical care.

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