Collection: COVID-19 Booster Rumors

One thing we know for sure: Getting a COVID-19 booster is the best way to protect yourself from future infections.

Published Jan 13, 2023

FILE - A health worker administers a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine during a vaccination clinic at the Keystone First Wellness Center in Chester, Pa., on Dec. 15, 2021. Government advisers are debating Tuesday, June 28, 2022, if Americans should get a modified COVID-19 booster shot this fall — one that better matches more recent virus variants. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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Misinformation about COVID-19 boosters was everywhere in early 2023, especially after the Bills' Damar Hamlin collapsed on field during a football game on Jan. 2 when his heart reportedly stopped, spawning unfounded rumors about his vaccination status. Since COVID-19 vaccines became available in late 2020, Snopes readers have asked us to look into a variety of claims about booster shots.

Continue below to check out a collection of stories about boosters.

A baseless rumor said that someone named Dr. Benjamin Eidelman tweeted he had administered a COVID-19 vaccine booster to Damar Hamlin days prior to his collapse.
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