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Doctors combat vaccine misinformation

Posted at 7:01 AM, Jan 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-11 12:00:43-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — In some parts of the country, the biggest challenge surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine isn't distribution, but misinformation circulating online.

Ever since the development of a vaccine doctors say they have been getting questions.

While some are legit others are based on claims and conspiracies making their rounds on social media.

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Immunize Nevada executive director Heidi Parker gets lots of questions too. She works for a nonprofit focused on combatting misinformation in Nevada.

It might sound obvious but Parker says pushing out accurate information through credible sources - like doctors and physicians - is the best way forward.

The Silver State has some of the lowest immunization rates among adults in the country.