Vaccines

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

22 September 2021

No evidence Covid-19 vaccine makes blood look different

A picture of two donations of blood claims they come from unvaccinated and vaccinated donors.

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No evidence Covid-19 vaccine makes blood look different
20 September 2021

Covid-19 vaccines passed animal trials

All four vaccines approved for use in the UK have passed animal trials.

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Covid-19 vaccines passed animal trials
15 September 2021

Can you have a shorter gap between Covid-19 vaccines in pregnancy?

The official guidance says the main exception to the eight week interval minimum is those about to start immunosuppressant treatment.

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Can you have a shorter gap between Covid-19 vaccines in pregnancy?
10 September 2021

What do we know about the long-term effects of Covid-19 vaccines in pregnancy?

We don’t have long-term data on the use of the vaccines in pregnancy, but our knowledge is growing, and the evidence we do have so far is reassuring.

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What do we know about the long-term effects of Covid-19 vaccines in pregnancy?
7 September 2021

Germany has not stopped using Covid-19 vaccines

A social media post falsely claims Germany’s government no longer recommends Covid-19 vaccination.

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Germany has not stopped using Covid-19 vaccines
7 September 2021

How soon after childbirth can you have a Covid-19 vaccine?

Guidance says you can have a Covid-19 vaccine anytime during pregnancy or after birth.

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How soon after childbirth can you have a Covid-19 vaccine?
6 September 2021

Video falsely claims that you cannot refuse the Covid-19 vaccines

We fact check this, and several other claims.

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Video falsely claims that you cannot refuse the Covid-19 vaccines
2 September 2021

Deaths from vaccines have not overtaken Covid-19 deaths

A TCW article misuses data about Covid-19 deaths and deaths after vaccinations to make false claims about vaccine safety.

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Deaths from vaccines have not overtaken Covid-19 deaths
26 August 2021

Video of ‘QR code’ detected in arm is not evidence of vaccine microchips

There are no microchips in Covid-19 vaccines.

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Video of ‘QR code’ detected in arm is not evidence of vaccine microchips
26 August 2021

Breastfeeding after Covid-19 vaccine is recommended as safe

The NHS says you cannot catch Covid-19 from the vaccines or pass it on to your baby through breast milk.

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Breastfeeding after Covid-19 vaccine is recommended as safe

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