Get the facts: Vaccines

16 November 2020

Ticketmaster won’t demand proof of a Covid-19 vaccine for concert entry

The company said decisions about entry requirements for events will be up to individual organisers

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Ticketmaster won’t demand proof of a Covid-19 vaccine for concert entry
13 November 2020

The Covid-19 recovery rate is not 99.9%

Posts on social media have overestimated the Covid recovery rate.

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The Covid-19 recovery rate is not 99.9%
12 November 2020

There’s no evidence that mercury-based chemicals in a Covid-19 vaccine would cause harm

Thiomersal is no longer found in most standard vaccines and even if it was used in a Covid-19 vaccine there is no evidence it causes harm.

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There’s no evidence that mercury-based chemicals in a Covid-19 vaccine would cause harm
11 November 2020

No evidence aluminium in vaccines causes Alzheimer's disease

Small amounts of aluminium have been used in vaccines for almost 100 years.

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No evidence aluminium in vaccines causes Alzheimer's disease
11 November 2020

The government is not proposing to make a Covid-19 vaccine mandatory

Evidence submitted to the human rights committee by four academics has been misunderstood.

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The government is not proposing to make a Covid-19 vaccine mandatory
4 November 2020

A Covid-19 vaccine is not being administered via Covid-19 nasal swab tests

Despite the fact that some other animal vaccines are administered via the nose, the Covid-19 swab test is not a Covid-19 vaccine.

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A Covid-19 vaccine is not being administered via Covid-19 nasal swab tests
28 October 2020

The WHO has not decided attending school implies consent for vaccines

In the UK you can’t be forced to have a vaccine.

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The WHO has not decided attending school implies consent for vaccines
24 September 2020

The government is not planning to roll out an untested Covid-19 vaccine

A government consultation about unlicensed vaccines has been misunderstood online.

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The government is not planning to roll out an untested Covid-19 vaccine
22 September 2020

Unlicensed vaccines are not untested

Social media posts claim the government is trying to quietly change the rules on unlicensed vaccines, but they’ve missed the point.

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Unlicensed vaccines are not untested
4 September 2020

Unlicensed vaccine manufacturers are immune from some, but not all, civil liability

A vaccine manufacturer would still be liable if their unlicensed product was defective.

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Unlicensed vaccine manufacturers are immune from some, but not all, civil liability

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