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In an apparent reference to the Covid-19 vaccines, a post on Facebook claims that people are “being Injected by something that couldn’t even make it past the Animal Trials”

It’s not clear if the post author is referring to a specific vaccine, but all four approved for use in the UK (Pfizer/BioNTech, Oxford/AstraZeneca, Moderna and Janssen) passed animal trials before being approved.

What animal testing experts say

Posts on social media share images that claim to show that blood changes colour according to whether it comes from a vaccinated or an unvaccinated person

We asked NHS Blood and Transplant whether it had seen any visible differences in blood from vaccinated and unvaccinated donors. It said it had not, and there is a certain amount of variation expected in colour between different donors’ blood

Sometimes, blood looks different

We have been asked on WhatsApp whether pregnant women will be prioritised for booster Covid-19 vaccines, and what the current guidance is

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has said priority groups should be offered a Covid-19 booster. Some pregnant women may fall into the eligible groups, however those who do not meet the criteria are not currently included.

Who is included in the priority groups?

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