Vaccines

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

28 September 2022

Claims about vaccine adverse events based on article since-deleted over inaccuracies

An Express headline is being shared to claim the truth about the Covid-19 vaccine is “starting to unravel”. The article in question was deleted after the Express acknowledged it was …

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Claims about vaccine adverse events based on article since-deleted over inaccuracies
26 September 2022

Flu vaccines may contain harmless levels of formaldehyde

Formaldehyde is naturally present in our bodies, and there isn’t enough in vaccines to harm us.

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Flu vaccines may contain harmless levels of formaldehyde
16 September 2022

UK children under 12 aren’t ‘banned’ from having the Covid-19 vaccine

Children who turned five before September 2022 are still eligible, as are some others.

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UK children under 12 aren’t ‘banned’ from having the Covid-19 vaccine
6 September 2022

Claim that 44% of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine trial pregnancies ended in miscarriage is wrong

The number is based on miscalculation from a now-deleted blog post.

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Claim that 44% of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine trial pregnancies ended in miscarriage is wrong
2 September 2022

The government hasn’t ‘removed’ Covid-19 vaccine advice in pregnancy

Claims seem to be based on a document published around the time the Pfizer vaccine was first approved.

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The government hasn’t ‘removed’ Covid-19 vaccine advice in pregnancy
31 August 2022

Pregnant and breastfeeding women are still advised to get the Covid-19 vaccine

The advice has not been “quietly changed” as some online have claimed.

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Pregnant and breastfeeding women are still advised to get the Covid-19 vaccine
26 August 2022

No evidence the media is covering up vaccine deaths with stories about heart issues

Newspapers have been writing about what household items and activities might cause heart attacks since before the pandemic.

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No evidence the media is covering up vaccine deaths with stories about heart issues
15 August 2022

No evidence shingles ‘renamed’ as monkeypox is a Pfizer vaccine side effect

Shingles and monkeypox are caused by two totally different viruses.

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No evidence shingles ‘renamed’ as monkeypox is a Pfizer vaccine side effect
12 August 2022

YouTuber misinterprets Covid-19 vaccine evidence on children from Singapore

Dr John Campbell claims that new evidence shows more children “suffered a severe reaction to vaccine” than required oxygen therapy for Covid-19. But this is incorrect, and the comparison is …

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YouTuber misinterprets Covid-19 vaccine evidence on children from Singapore
12 August 2022

Monkeypox is not a government conspiracy to cover up ‘vaccine-induced’ diseases

Thousands of monkeypox infections have been directly confirmed in laboratories, and the Covid-19 vaccines have not caused widespread damage to people’s immune systems

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Monkeypox is not a government conspiracy to cover up ‘vaccine-induced’ diseases

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