Vaccines

Fact checks addressing conspiracy theories and unreliable health advice relating to the coronavirus pandemic.

5 August 2021

What are the rules on consent for Covid-19 vaccines for teens?

People aged 16 or over can consent to their own medical treatment.

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What are the rules on consent for Covid-19 vaccines for teens?
3 August 2021

Australian government hasn’t admitted vaccines are a dangerous poison

Medicines are generally referred to as poisons in Western Australian legislation.

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Australian government hasn’t admitted vaccines are a dangerous poison
2 August 2021

Costa sign demanding vaccine proof to sit in wasn’t taken in UK

In Ireland, indoor hospitality is only available to those who can prove they have been fully vaccinated or have recovered from Covid in the last six months.

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Costa sign demanding vaccine proof to sit in wasn’t taken in UK
30 July 2021

Macron didn’t say he would no longer sacrifice his life for people who refuse Covid-19 vaccines

A speech criticising people who do not get vaccinated has been widely misattributed to French President Emmanuel Macron.

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Macron didn’t say he would no longer sacrifice his life for people who refuse Covid-19 vaccines
30 July 2021

Comparisons between deaths reported after swine flu and Covid-19 vaccines are misleading

Deaths reported after a Covid-19 vaccine aren’t necessarily caused by the vaccine itself.

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Comparisons between deaths reported after swine flu and Covid-19 vaccines are misleading
30 July 2021

Israel’s travel policy doesn’t view vaccinated passengers as higher risk

Suggestions that Israel postponing the lifting of travel restrictions on vaccinated tourists indicates they are high risk ignores the fact that unvaccinated travellers are restricted too.

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Israel’s travel policy doesn’t view vaccinated passengers as higher risk
26 July 2021

Mandatory Covid-19 vaccine is only for care home workers

An amendment to the Health and Social Care Act has been criticised because it did not include a full impact assessment.

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Mandatory Covid-19 vaccine is only for care home workers
21 July 2021

Double vaccinated people do not make up 60% of Covid-19 hospitalisations

Sir Patrick Vallance, the government’s chief scientific adviser, has corrected comments he made at a press conference.

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Double vaccinated people do not make up 60% of Covid-19 hospitalisations
21 July 2021

Richard Tice makes misleading claims about Covid-19 vaccines and fertility

The Reform UK leader’s claim is based on Yellow Card and VAERS data, which does not show proven adverse reactions to the vaccines.

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Richard Tice makes misleading claims about Covid-19 vaccines and fertility
20 July 2021

Free paper repeats falsehoods on deaths following vaccination

There’s no proof 1,400 people have died because of the vaccination.

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Free paper repeats falsehoods on deaths following vaccination

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