Get the facts: Vaccines

24 March 2021

AstraZeneca does not translate to ‘weapon that kills’

The Covid-19 vaccine developer got its name from a merger of two companies.

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AstraZeneca does not translate to ‘weapon that kills’
23 March 2021

Covid-19 vaccine exports and the UK

Companies in these countries have fulfilled contracts to export the vaccines to countries like the UK.

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Covid-19 vaccine exports and the UK
17 March 2021

17 countries haven’t ‘banned’ the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

Seventeen countries in Europe have temporarily stopped using the Covid-19 vaccine.

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17 countries haven’t ‘banned’ the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
10 March 2021

Side effects from the Oxford and Pfizer vaccines are about the same

An article in the Express is misleading when it says that the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine has ‘more adverse side effects’.

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Side effects from the Oxford and Pfizer vaccines are about the same
9 March 2021

There are no mouse brains in Covid-19 vaccines

A viral Facebook post makes a number of claims about the ingredients and side effects of vaccines.

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There are no mouse brains in Covid-19 vaccines
9 March 2021

Covid-19 vaccines haven’t caused 460 deaths

Misleading claims about vaccine deaths are a misreporting of data from the Yellow Card scheme.

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Covid-19 vaccines haven’t caused 460 deaths
5 March 2021

Luminescent enzymes not in Covid-19 vaccine and other myths debunked

Viral claims include that Covid-19 vaccines will change your DNA (they won’t) and contain something called luciferase (they don’t).

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Luminescent enzymes not in Covid-19 vaccine and other myths debunked
26 February 2021

There is evidence vaccines reduce risk of Covid-19 illness

Being ill with Covid-19 and getting infected by the virus that causes it are not the same thing.

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There is evidence vaccines reduce risk of Covid-19 illness
25 February 2021

No evidence for drop in US sudden infant death syndrome cases

A Facebook post claims SIDS cases have fallen in the US by using a dataset which collects reports of a tiny fraction of the total.

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No evidence for drop in US sudden infant death syndrome cases
25 February 2021

There are no human cells in the AstraZeneca vaccine, and it won’t give you a chimpanzee virus

A post on social media makes claims about viruses from chimpanzees and human foetal cells in AstraZeneca vaccine.

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There are no human cells in the AstraZeneca vaccine, and it won’t give you a chimpanzee virus

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