Vaccines

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

25 January 2022

Tweet claiming three child deaths from vaccines in Australia is fake

A tweet purporting to come from an Australian health official claimed three children had died of Covid-19 vaccines in Australia. This is false and the tweet is fake.

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Tweet claiming three child deaths from vaccines in Australia is fake
25 January 2022

Pfizer’s CEO has had Covid-19 vaccine

A video of Albert Bourla saying he hasn’t been vaccinated for Covid-19 yet is from December 2020.

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Pfizer’s CEO has had Covid-19 vaccine
13 January 2022

UKHSA data reaffirms that vaccines work against Omicron

An online article has again misinterpreted data from the UKHSA to claim vaccines don’t prevent Covid-19 hospitalisation and death.

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UKHSA data reaffirms that vaccines work against Omicron
5 January 2022

Unvaccinated people are among those dying of Covid-19

Age adjusted mortality rates are higher for those who haven’t been vaccinated.

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Unvaccinated people are among those dying of Covid-19
21 December 2021

How many people in England are unvaccinated?

Depending on which population figure you use, the number of people unvaccinated in England could be 12.3 million or 19.5 million.

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How many people in England are unvaccinated?
21 December 2021

Funeral director’s viral claims about vaccinated people not based in fact

He claims he’s seeing an unnaturally large number of heart attacks and clot-related deaths, but that’s not reflected in the national data.

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Funeral director’s viral claims about vaccinated people not based in fact
21 December 2021

Evidence suggests myocarditis risk after Covid-19 vaccination is lower compared to Covid infection

A video posted on Facebook misleadingly suggests the risk of myocarditis is higher from a Covid-19 vaccine than from a Covid infection.

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Evidence suggests myocarditis risk after Covid-19 vaccination is lower compared to Covid infection
16 December 2021

Why might vaccinated people account for a bigger share of Covid-19 deaths than infections?

In Scotland, vaccinated people account for a higher proportion of Covid-19 deaths than infections. This has led some to claim vaccines are making infections more severe.

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Why might vaccinated people account for a bigger share of Covid-19 deaths than infections?
16 December 2021

UK booster roll out level twice the EU average

The Prime Minister made conflicting claims about the UK booster rollout versus Europe at PMQs and during a televised coronavirus update.

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UK booster roll out level twice the EU average
8 December 2021

Pfizer vaccine doesn’t have a 6% fatality rate

Data on adverse events following a Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine has been misrepresented to suggest one in 17 die.

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Pfizer vaccine doesn’t have a 6% fatality rate

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