Vaccines

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

28 September 2021

Red Cross hasn’t banned blood donation from vaccinated people

The American Red Cross has stopped taking donations of blood plasma containing antibodies as it has enough supply.

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Red Cross hasn’t banned blood donation from vaccinated people
28 September 2021

Figures about Pfizer side effects for children need more context

86% of 12 to 15 year-olds reported a sore arm after vaccination.

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Figures about Pfizer side effects for children need more context
24 September 2021

MP makes unevidenced claims about vaccine damage

Christopher Chope presented a number of misleading or unevidenced statements about Covid-19 vaccines to the House of Commons.

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MP makes unevidenced claims about vaccine damage
23 September 2021

Children should still follow Covid-19 rules after vaccination

An ‘easy read’ version of a Covid-19 vaccine consent form for children and young people was wrong to say you could ignore the rules when vaccinated.

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Children should still follow Covid-19 rules after vaccination
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?

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