Get the facts: Vaccines

30 November 2020

The Pfizer Covid-19 candidate vaccine is not too cold to be called a vaccine

The Ebola vaccine had to be stored at temperatures this low too.

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The Pfizer Covid-19 candidate vaccine is not too cold to be called a vaccine
30 November 2020

RNA Covid-19 vaccines will not change your DNA

Several candidate vaccines use this technology.

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RNA Covid-19 vaccines will not change your DNA
23 November 2020

The government plans to monitor potential adverse reactions to a Covid-19 vaccine, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be safe

The government needs a system for logging any medical problems that people encounter at the same time as the vaccine.

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The government plans to monitor potential adverse reactions to a Covid-19 vaccine, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be safe
20 November 2020

Baseless claims about vaccine safety go viral on Facebook

The post claims that the Covid-19 death rate is much lower than the estimated 0.5%-1% and makes baseless claims that a vaccine would kill more people than the virus.

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Baseless claims about vaccine safety go viral on Facebook
20 November 2020

It’s misleading to compare the effectiveness of Covid-19 vaccines and the death rate

Vaccines don’t just prevent death.

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It’s misleading to compare the effectiveness of Covid-19 vaccines and the death rate
17 November 2020

The figure for a dose of a potential Covid-19 vaccine covers the cost of delivering the treatment

GP practices are private companies that receive funding from a range of places.

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The figure for a dose of a potential Covid-19 vaccine covers the cost of delivering the treatment
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
13 November 2020

The Covid-19 recovery rate is not 99.9%

Posts on social media have overestimated the Covid recovery rate.

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The Covid-19 recovery rate is not 99.9%
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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