Vancouver Coastal Health dispels rumours about stillbirths and COVID vaccines – GLOBAL

November 24, 2021

Vancouver Coastal Health took to its Twitter account this week to dispel rumours and disinformation around the COVID vaccine and stillbirths at Lions Gate Hospital.

After a tweet went viral, which has now been deleted, from someone claiming their grandson was stillborn at about 36 weeks after his mom received one dose of the vaccine, the health authority wanted to remove any concern or confusion.

“There is no truth to this claim and the individuals spreading this false information have no affiliation to either (Lions Gate Hospital) or (Vancouver Coastal Health),” the authority tweeted. “There has been no notable change to the incidence of stillbirths in the VCH region throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Officials said this type of disinformation only adds unnecessary stress to expecting parents who have received a vaccine or who are still hesitant in getting one.

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