Get the facts: Vaccines

9 April 2021

‘Why would we suddenly go to them and lie?’: How councils and communities are working together to fight vaccine misinformation

For councils, increasing vaccine uptake is a matter of increasing accessibility and addressing fears by fighting misinformation. We spoke to councils across England to find out how they’re doing it.

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‘Why would we suddenly go to them and lie?’: How councils and communities are working together to fight vaccine misinformation
9 April 2021

The chance of being killed by a cow and other AstraZeneca vaccine risk comparisons explained

Is it a cow? Is it a plane? The hunt for a straightforward way to explain the AstraZeneca vaccine risk is complicated.

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The chance of being killed by a cow and other AstraZeneca vaccine risk comparisons explained
8 April 2021

What’s going on with the AstraZeneca vaccine?

The risks, what the government has said, and what’s happening for under-30s.

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What’s going on with the AstraZeneca vaccine?
26 March 2021

Is there a precedent for mandatory vaccines for care home workers?

Some healthcare workers are required by their employers to have the Hepatitis B vaccine, but it's not a specific law.

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Is there a precedent for mandatory vaccines for care home workers?
25 March 2021

Inaccurate Covid vaccine ‘Q&A’: fact checked

A Covid-19 Q&A graphic has been going around social media. It makes lots of inaccurate claims about the vaccines.

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Inaccurate Covid vaccine ‘Q&A’: fact checked
25 March 2021

Sky News video does not say ‘UK jab causes clots’

A Sky News video attached to a post which says the ‘UK jab causes clots’ does not say this. Neither does the European Medicines Agency.

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Sky News video does not say ‘UK jab causes clots’
24 March 2021

AstraZeneca does not translate to ‘weapon that kills’

The Covid-19 vaccine developer got its name from a merger of two companies.

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AstraZeneca does not translate to ‘weapon that kills’
23 March 2021

Covid-19 vaccine exports and the UK

Companies in these countries have fulfilled contracts to export the vaccines to countries like the UK.

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Covid-19 vaccine exports and the UK
17 March 2021

17 countries haven’t ‘banned’ the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

Seventeen countries in Europe have temporarily stopped using the Covid-19 vaccine.

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17 countries haven’t ‘banned’ the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
10 March 2021

Side effects from the Oxford and Pfizer vaccines are about the same

An article in the Express is misleading when it says that the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine has ‘more adverse side effects’.

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Side effects from the Oxford and Pfizer vaccines are about the same

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