Vaccines

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

4 November 2021

Joe Rogan podcast uses Covid-19 death data out of context

The UKHSA explained these figures are to be expected, because a larger proportion of the population are vaccinated than unvaccinated.

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Joe Rogan podcast uses Covid-19 death data out of context
28 October 2021

There are no parasites in the Covid-19 vaccines

Claims that the vaccines contain a parasite normally found in fish eggs are completely untrue.

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There are no parasites in the Covid-19 vaccines
20 October 2021

Vaccine rap battle full of misinformation

A video on Facebook shares several common types of harmful misinformation about Covid-19 and the vaccines.

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Vaccine rap battle full of misinformation
15 October 2021

There is no HIV in the Covid-19 vaccines

A video on Instagram includes many false claims about Covid-19 vaccines including that they contain HIV.

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There is no HIV in the Covid-19 vaccines
14 October 2021

Covid-19 vaccines still don’t contain graphene oxide

The claim has been going round since a Spanish professor got a vial of what claimed to be Pfizer vaccine in the post, and said it looked like graphene oxide …

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Covid-19 vaccines still don’t contain graphene oxide
14 October 2021

No evidence you shouldn’t breastfeed after Covid-19 vaccination

An Instagram post takes a tragic story of an infant’s death and uses it to make baseless claims about vaccine safety.

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No evidence you shouldn’t breastfeed after Covid-19 vaccination
13 October 2021

An Australian professor didn’t say Covid-19 vaccines aren’t vaccines

She actually said the Covid-19 vaccines aren’t live vaccines.

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An Australian professor didn’t say Covid-19 vaccines aren’t vaccines
11 October 2021

mRNA vaccines aren’t gene editing and don’t alter your DNA

A video claiming vaccines are part of the ‘fourth industrial revolution’ uses footage of World Economic Forum founder Klaus Schwab to claim vaccines edit your genes.

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mRNA vaccines aren’t gene editing and don’t alter your DNA
11 October 2021

Teen deaths up since last year, but no evidence vaccines responsible

2020 saw lower than average teen deaths due to various factors, and so isn’t a “normal” year to compare 2021 against.

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Teen deaths up since last year, but no evidence vaccines responsible
1 October 2021

What is the advice on getting the Pfizer vaccine during pregnancy?

The JCVI has advised that pregnant women should be vaccinated at the same time as the rest of their age or risk group.

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What is the advice on getting the Pfizer vaccine during pregnancy?

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