Vaccines

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

17 May 2022

Post claiming the Pfizer vaccine has only a 12% efficacy rate is inaccurate

False claims circulating on social media about the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine are not based on newly published documents.

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Post claiming the Pfizer vaccine has only a 12% efficacy rate is inaccurate
13 May 2022

Facebook image promoting vaccine damage payments scheme is not an official government poster

The poster includes a link to a genuine scheme, which has existed since before the pandemic, under which people severely disabled by vaccines can apply for £120,000.

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Facebook image promoting vaccine damage payments scheme is not an official government poster
13 May 2022

Covid vaccines haven’t been mandated in the EU ‘under the radar’ under ‘Resolution 2361’

A post on Facebook claims that the European Council has removed its objection to mandatory Covid-19 vaccines.

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Covid vaccines haven’t been mandated in the EU ‘under the radar’ under ‘Resolution 2361’
11 May 2022

No evidence hepatitis in children is caused by vaccinated breastfeeding mothers

An article shared on Facebook claims that most children with hepatitis were breastfed by fully vaccinated mothers.

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No evidence hepatitis in children is caused by vaccinated breastfeeding mothers
10 May 2022

The Lancet didn’t say Covid-19 vaccines are only 1% effective

This claim appears to be based on a misunderstanding of a 2021 article that suggested a different measure of effectiveness be published alongside the usual measure.

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The Lancet didn’t say Covid-19 vaccines are only 1% effective
9 May 2022

‘Pfizer document’ doesn’t show company admitting vaccines unsafe in pregnancy

A screenshot of a supposed new document from Pfizer has been shared thousands of times but is out of date.

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‘Pfizer document’ doesn’t show company admitting vaccines unsafe in pregnancy
29 April 2022

GB News presenter wrong about booster vaccine deaths

Mark Steyn claimed during his programme that booster vaccines were ineffective and wrongly suggested they increased the chance of hospitalisation and death.

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GB News presenter wrong about booster vaccine deaths
14 April 2022

GB News interview features misleading claims about Covid-19 and vaccines

Mark Steyn and Dr Guy Hatchard made a number of misleading claims about unreviewed studies, excess deaths and underlying risk factors.

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GB News interview features misleading claims about Covid-19 and vaccines
31 March 2022

No evidence for MP’s claims ‘tens of thousands of people’ have ‘suffered severe damage’ from vaccines

Conservative MP Sir Christopher Chope made the claim about Covid-19 vaccines during an interview with GB News.

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No evidence for MP’s claims ‘tens of thousands of people’ have ‘suffered severe damage’ from vaccines
25 March 2022

US military deaths didn’t increase by 1,100% last year

Claims of a huge spike in deaths are based on faulty data.

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US military deaths didn’t increase by 1,100% last year

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