McDonald's is not giving experimental MRNA inoculations to children

A video has been posted on Facebook with a claim that “McDonald's is giving experimental MRNA inoculations to children”.

By Satya Priya BN  Published on  10 July 2021 4:41 AM GMT
McDonalds is not giving experimental MRNA inoculations to children

A video has been posted on Facebook with a claim that "McDonald's is giving experimental MRNA inoculations to children".

Some posts also shared the screenshot of the video with the claim.

The audio shares the story of Joshua, a 13-year-old kid, who is happy to get free lunch along with the vaccination shot.


https://www.facebook.com/100069824992739/videos/115744343980742

Archive links:

https://web.archive.org/web/20210709141647/https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fmarlenesugarfree%2Fvideos%2F351845556302472

https://web.archive.org/save/https://twitter.com/italia_patriot/status/1410743746270957571

Fact Check:

The claim is MISLEADING.

McDonald's partnered with the California Department of Public Health to have pop-up clinics at more than 70 locations in the state starting June 21, 2021. Those who receive the vaccine will also receive a coupon for one menu item free of charge

According to camcdevents.com, pop-up clinics at McDonald's restaurants are offering free vaccinations at 70+ locations in the state of California. These restaurants are offering COVID-19 vaccines to their employees, their family members, and the general public.

People who receive a vaccine at McDonald's will also get a coupon for one FREE menu item as a thank you for doing their part. No appointment or health insurance is required and walk-ups are welcome at all locations.

The website even lists out the restaurant outlets in North and South California, where vaccination is available.

https://corporate.mcdonalds.com/corpmcd/en-us/our-stories/article/press-releases.biden-covid-vaccines.html

In the USA, children above the age of 12 years are being vaccinated in these Mcdonald's restaurants. The child seen in the video is 13-year-old according to the voiceover.

The restaurant outlet has partnered with the Biden administration in providing trusted and independent information about COVID-19 vaccines. The initiative began with COVID-19 information on a McDonald's Billboard at Times Square and will continue into July 2021 with text on McCafe cups and McDelivery seal stickers advising customers to visit "vaccines.gov", which provides information on COVID-19 and how to find a vaccine nearby.

https://corporate.mcdonalds.com/corpmcd/en-us/our-stories/article/press-releases.biden-covid-vaccines.html

The US government has authorized the Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines for emergency use.

https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/covid-19-vaccines

So, the vaccinations being offered in the McDonald's outlets of California are NOT experimental. It is an authentic government-approved vaccinations in collaboration with the California Department of public health.

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/mcdonalds-offers-free-covid-19-vaccines-at-their-california-stores/2621240/

This claim has been debunked by Reuters and also THIP

Hence, the claim that McDonald's is giving 'Experimental' vaccines is MISLEADING.

Claim Review:McDonald's is giving ‘Experimental’ vaccines
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:Misleading
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