Get the facts: Vaccines

26 January 2021

Report of 8% vaccine efficacy for elderly is unreliable

A report in German newspaper Handelsblatt claimed that the AstraZeneca vaccine was only 8% effective among over 65s.

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Report of 8% vaccine efficacy for elderly is unreliable
25 January 2021

One in six may refuse the Covid-19 vaccine

New research suggests that people were not confused by the wording of a survey last summer

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One in six may refuse the Covid-19 vaccine
22 January 2021

There isn’t pork in Covid-19 vaccines

There is also no reason to believe the vaccine will impact male fertility as claimed. It may actually help protect it.

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There isn’t pork in Covid-19 vaccines
18 January 2021

What you need to know about the claims 23 people died after getting the Covid-19 vaccine in Norway

Norway has since adjusted its advice for vaccinating the very elderly.

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What you need to know about the claims 23 people died after getting the Covid-19 vaccine in Norway
12 January 2021

You don’t need your NHS number to get a Covid-19 vaccine

A widely shared post on social media claims people who don’t know their NHS number are causing a ‘bottleneck’.

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You don’t need your NHS number to get a Covid-19 vaccine
11 January 2021

The laws introducing a third English lockdown do not make the Covid-19 vaccine mandatory

Parliament did vote on new regulations on Wednesday, but these new rules didn’t make vaccines mandatory.

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The laws introducing a third English lockdown do not make the Covid-19 vaccine mandatory
7 January 2021

A satirical caption in a South African newspaper under a picture of a British woman getting the vaccine has caused confusion

The photo of a woman getting a Covid-19 vaccine has been used as evidence that the media is lying to people.

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A satirical caption in a South African newspaper under a picture of a British woman getting the vaccine has caused confusion
23 December 2020

The government has awarded a contract to develop technology that proves you’ve recently had a negative Covid-19 test

This doesn’t mean that vaccination passports are planned.

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The government has awarded a contract to develop technology that proves you’ve recently had a negative Covid-19 test
22 December 2020

Some on the Pfizer vaccine trials did get Bell’s palsy, but not more than we’d expect by chance

Four volunteers developed Bell’s palsy after getting a Covid-19 vaccine, but this doesn’t mean they are linked.

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Some on the Pfizer vaccine trials did get Bell’s palsy, but not more than we’d expect by chance
22 December 2020

There’s no evidence the Pfizer vaccine interferes with the placenta

One expert said the possibility was ‘vanishingly small’.

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There’s no evidence the Pfizer vaccine interferes with the placenta

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