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12 January 2021

You don’t need your NHS number to get a Covid-19 vaccine

A widely shared post on social media claims people who don’t know their NHS number are causing a ‘bottleneck’.

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You don’t need your NHS number to get a Covid-19 vaccine
21 December 2020

PPE: What actually happened during the first wave?

FOI data from NHS trusts reveals the central supply chain used data that didn’t always show the picture on the ground when sending out PPE stock.

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PPE: What actually happened during the first wave?
17 December 2020

The problem with coronavirus transmission in hospitals

Full Fact investigates what we know about Covid-19 transmission in hospitals, and what we don’t.

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The problem with coronavirus transmission in hospitals
17 December 2020

A post about coronavirus vaccines gets facts about their safety, ingredients, and legality wrong

Many of the claims in this post are common myths about the vaccine.

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A post about coronavirus vaccines gets facts about their safety, ingredients, and legality wrong
4 December 2020

Vaccine approval isn’t quicker because of Brexit

The MHRA could have given the Pfizer vaccine the same emergency approval when the UK was in the EU.

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Vaccine approval isn’t quicker because of Brexit
25 November 2020

GPs and other frontline medical workers will be among the first to receive a Covid-19 vaccine

The government has published plans on who will be vaccinated first.

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GPs and other frontline medical workers will be among the first to receive a Covid-19 vaccine
23 November 2020

This picture of a vaccine vial from March 2020 is real

The Oxford vaccine has been in development since January 2020.

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This picture of a vaccine vial from March 2020 is real
16 November 2020

Ticketmaster won’t demand proof of a Covid-19 vaccine for concert entry

The company said decisions about entry requirements for events will be up to individual organisers

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Ticketmaster won’t demand proof of a Covid-19 vaccine for concert entry
12 November 2020

There’s no evidence that mercury-based chemicals in a Covid-19 vaccine would cause harm

Thiomersal is no longer found in most standard vaccines and even if it was used in a Covid-19 vaccine there is no evidence it causes harm.

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There’s no evidence that mercury-based chemicals in a Covid-19 vaccine would cause harm
11 November 2020

No evidence aluminium in vaccines causes Alzheimer's disease

Small amounts of aluminium have been used in vaccines for almost 100 years.

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No evidence aluminium in vaccines causes Alzheimer's disease

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