Vaccines

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

29 August 2019

There’s no evidence that any current vaccines cause cancer

Vaccines go through a number of trial stages to check they don’t have dangerous side effects.

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There’s no evidence that any current vaccines cause cancer
20 August 2019

Being ‘measles free’ doesn’t mean there are no cases of measles

The World Health Organisation says ‘eliminating measles’ means the number of cases in a country is at a level where it can’t circulate easily.

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Being ‘measles free’ doesn’t mean there are no cases of measles
8 August 2019

Autism prevalence is up but scientists have consistently found that vaccines don’t cause it

More diagnoses of autism disorders are being made but they are not associated with being vaccinated.

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Autism prevalence is up but scientists have consistently found that vaccines don’t cause it
4 July 2019

Most of these claims about glyphosate, vaccines and cancer are misleading

Evidence on whether glyphosate causes cancer seems contradictory and Cancer Research UK says there is some evidence people exposed to very high levels of it could have a slightly increased …

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Most of these claims about glyphosate, vaccines and cancer are misleading
6 June 2019

This post greatly exaggerates the risks of infection from people who have just been vaccinated

This post advising people on live vaccine exposure greatly exaggerates the risks of infection.

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This post greatly exaggerates the risks of infection from people who have just been vaccinated
30 May 2019

This FOI about vaccines is real

The UK Vaccine Damage Payment provides payments to people who are severely disabled by vaccines.

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This FOI about vaccines is real
23 May 2019

Measles is not the “number one side effect” of the MMR vaccine

It’s incorrect to claim that measles and death are side effects of the MMR.

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Measles is not the “number one side effect” of the MMR vaccine
26 April 2019

This image about vaccine ingredients is extremely misleading

The ingredients it lists are either not present in vaccines, or not in high enough concentrations to do harm.

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This image about vaccine ingredients is extremely misleading
12 April 2019

Evidence shows there is no link between the MMR vaccine and diabetes

A brand of MMR vaccine used in the USA (not in the UK) lists diabetes as an ‘adverse reaction’. But that’s not the same as a side effect caused by …

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Evidence shows there is no link between the MMR vaccine and diabetes
16 January 2018

NHS: More beds, more doctors, and more flu vaccines?

The number of NHS hospital beds has halved in the last thirty years, but the number of doctors has risen consistently.

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NHS: More beds, more doctors, and more flu vaccines?

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