Disinfo: Moldovan doctors refuse to be vaccinated against COVID-19

Summary

Moldovan doctors refuse to be vaccinated against COVID-19. At a hospital in Chisinau, out of 20 medical staff working in the intensive care unit, only 3 agreed to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The rest of the medical staff argues that they do not want to be vaccinated because they do not trust the vaccine.

Disproof

In the context of the upcoming vaccination campaign in the Republic of Moldova, more and more misinformation appears in the public space that would announce the vaccine against COVID-19 as potentially dangerous.

The authors rely only on an anonymous source who allegedly said that they were doctors from a hospital in the capital, without mentioning in which medical institution they would work. Contacted by the Stopfals.md portal, the managers of the largest hospitals in Chisinau say that the statements in the article are speculative given that vaccines have not yet arrived in Moldova. Read further debunking by Stopfals.md.

See other cases claiming US political war is making people doubt vaccines or that Pfizer and Moderna are not 'real' vaccines. For an overview of the pro-Kremlin disinformation regarding COVID-19 vaccines in Eastern Partnership see here.

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  • Reported in: Issue 232
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/02/2021
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Moldova
  • Keywords: coronavirus, vaccination
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