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Xbox Social Media Urges Followers To Get COVID-19 Vaccinations

[Update – 2:44PM]we have tweaked some of the writing in this article to make our stance on vaccines clear. We apologise if our original wording was unclear, and you should absolutely get the COVID-19 vaccine if you are able to.

The Xbox social media pages have urged its followers to get their COVID-19 vaccinations and helps to defuse vaccine rumours.

In a series of tweets, Xbox has collaborated with the US Center for Disease and Prevention (CDC). The collaboration aims to encourage gamers to get their free COVID-19 vaccinations. At the time of writing, the partnership only appears on the Xbox social media pages from the United States.

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The power of play makes us heroes in new worlds every day. You can be a hero in real life too by getting vaccinated against COVID-19, protecting yourself & the people around you.” tweeted Xbox.

In follow-up tweets, Xbox highlights COVID-19 safety precautions and even recommends donating your Microsoft Reward Points to the CDC Foundation.

Xbox aimed to debunk myths and rumours

Further tweets aimed to defuse myths and rumours associated with the COVID-19 vaccine such as implanting microchips and altering your DNA.

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To dispel some common COVID-19 vaccine myths: the vaccines don’t contain microchips or magnets, they don’t alter your DNA, they don’t give you COVID-19, and there is no evidence they have any impact on pregnancy or fertility

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It’s certainly not a collaboration that I expected to see over the weekend. Nonetheless, we agree with Xbox that the COVID-19 vaccine is important to get, and would recommend for you to get one if it’s available to you.

What are your thoughts on the Xbox and the Center for Disease and Prevention (CDC) collaboration? Let us know across our social media channels.

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