Laura Braden’s comments questioning the safety and usefulness of childhood vaccines are unfounded; studies show that the hepatitis B and HPV vaccines are safe

Numerous studies support the safety of hepatitis B and HPV vaccines. These vaccines prevent potentially life-threatening diseases, such as liver cancer due to chronic hepatitis B and cervical cancer due to the human papillomavirus. Vitamin K injections are routinely given to newborns in order to prevent dangerous bleeding due to vitamin K deficiency. These shots are safe and the presence of preservative substances is not a cause for concern.

2014 study by Dyall et al. is an in vitro study; clinical trials showed hydroxychloroquine is ineffective against COVID-19 in people

Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine are chiefly known for their ability to treat malaria, a parasitic infection. They are also used to treat other conditions, such as the autoimmune disease rheumatoid arthritis. However, clinical trials involving thousands of COVID-19 patients to date found that hydroxychloroquine doesn’t improve disease severity or mortality rate in COVID-19 patients. Health authorities recommend against using hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19.

COVID-19 vaccines have enhanced reporting requirements for vaccine safety database, so death reports cannot be simply compared to other vaccines

Manufacturers and healthcare providers must report all serious adverse events that occur after COVID-19 vaccination, regardless of whether they think the vaccine was the cause. This is mandatory under the Emergency Use Authorization that the FDA issued for the COVID-19 vaccines. In 2021 and 2022, clinicians administered over 600 million vaccines, an unprecedented number under such authorization, leading to a spike in deaths reported to VAERS. Taken together, this indicates that the spike is due to an increased reporting rate and not a genuine increase in deaths.

Japan preprint on myocarditis used inadequate methods to suggest COVID-19 vaccines cause more myocarditis deaths

Myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart muscle, which can be caused by viral infections, such as COVID-19 and the flu. The COVID-19 mRNA vaccines have also been associated with a higher risk of myocarditis, particularly in young men. However, the risk of myocarditis is significantly higher after COVID-19 than after vaccination. Reliable scientific evidence shows that the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination outweigh their risks.

Study by German researchers didn’t find significant safety concerns with Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, contrary to claim by Alex Berenson

The American Academy of Pediatricians recommends that all eligible infants, children, and adolescents six months and older be vaccinated against COVID-19. Although the U.S. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted to add the COVID-19 vaccine to the childhood immunization schedule, this addition doesn’t make the vaccine mandatory for attending schools. Whether a vaccine is mandatory to attend school is up to states.

Charlie Kirk’s video listing reasons to oppose COVID-19 vaccines contains multiple incorrect, misleading, and unsupported statements

The U.S. Vaccine Adverse Reporting System (VAERS) serves as a warning system for potential side effects of vaccination. However, VAERS reports contain unverified information and, on their own, can’t demonstrate a causal link between the vaccine and the adverse event. Systematic analyses of safety surveillance data from millions of people show that the COVID-19 vaccines have an excellent safety profile and are highly effective at preventing severe COVID-19 and death.

The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective; claim that they have caused an “international medical crisis” is baseless

Scientific evidence from clinical trials and safety monitoring indicate that the COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. In the first year of the COVID-19 vaccine campaign, these vaccines were estimated to have prevented 19.8 million deaths due to COVID-19. There is no evidence that these vaccines have caused a rise in mortality or sudden deaths, and studies have shown that the vaccines don’t increase the risk of negative pregnancy outcomes. The claim that the COVID-19 vaccines have caused an international medical crisis is baseless.

Unsubstantiated claims by Michael Palmer and Sucharit Bhakdi don’t demonstrate that COVID-19 vaccines harm organs

Before receiving marketing authorization, COVID-19 vaccines demonstrated their safety and effectiveness through several stages of clinical trials. However, regulatory agencies and health authorities continue to monitor possible safety issues among vaccinated people to identify any potential rare effect. There is an overwhelming body of evidence indicating that the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination continue to outweigh the known and potential risks, and serious reactions after vaccination are rare.