Vaccine Misinformation is Dangerous

Statement by OOA President Henry L. Wehrum, DO

(June 11, 2021) The Ohio Osteopathic Association supports science and evidence based medicine. That’s why we’ve been urging Ohioans to get a COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccines are safe and effective—and vaccinations are one of the tools to help get us back to normal. 

In fact, millions of people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines since they were authorized for emergency use. These vaccines have undergone the most intensive safety monitoring in US history.

The importance of physicians and health care professionals to provide patients with accurate information about the COVID-19 vaccines cannot be overstated. Misinformation is a serious threat to personal and public health and it must be rejected. This includes the false and completely unfounded claims made by Dr. Sherri Tenpenny during the Ohio House of Representatives Health Committee on June 8. The OOA disavows her testimony. She is not affiliated with the OOA, has never been a member, and does not represent the views of the OOA.

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