Vaccines

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

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?
6 September 2021

Video falsely claims that you cannot refuse the Covid-19 vaccines

We fact check this, and several other claims.

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Video falsely claims that you cannot refuse the Covid-19 vaccines

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