Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Georgia Republican, was swiftly fact-checked after she claimed that she's "never seen" the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend boosters for vaccines before, in what amounted to yet another example of her spreading misinformation about COVID-19 and its resultant vaccines.
Greene, maligning COVID-19 booster shots, claimed that she had never heard of the CDC recommending boosters for diseases like polio, which is incorrect.
You can hear what Greene said in the video below
"I don’t know about you guys, but many of us were vaccinated as kids against polio, we had our MMR, and I have never seen the CDC coming out, saying, ‘Oh you’ve got to get your second polio shot, you’ve got to get your third, you got to get your fourth, and this may continue to keep going.’"
"I think the question we all should ask is when does this stop? And when are enough vaccines enough?”
Polio, a viral disease which may affect the spinal cord causing muscle weakness and paralysis, was eradicated in the United States by 1979, thanks to a successful vaccination campaign.
The CDC recommends that children get four doses of polio vaccine, with the first dose at two months of age and the last between the ages of four and six. The agency notes that 99 out of 100 children "who get all the recommended doses of polio vaccine will be protected from polio."
Greene was immediately criticized, particularly by medical professionals.
Greene has made a name for herself by regularly sharing misinformation and trafficking conspiracy theories about the COVID-19 pandemic.
She previously referred to vaccine mandates as a form of "segregation" and stoked significant controversy after she invoked the Holocaust in reference to lockdown measures and mask-wearing.
Greene was previously suspended from Twitter after she violated the platform's rules regarding Covid-19 misinformation. At the time, she claimed the FDA "should not approve the covid vaccines" and vaccines were "failing" and not actually curbing the spread of the virus.
A Twitter spokesperson said the tweet "was labeled in line with our COVID-19 misleading information policy" and "The account will be in read-only mode for a week due to repeated violations of the Twitter Rules."