Vaccines

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

14 April 2021

Covid-19 vaccine did not kill every animal it was tested on

A Facebook post is wrong to claim animals involved in vaccine trials died from sepsis, immune disorder or cardiac failure.

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Covid-19 vaccine did not kill every animal it was tested on
9 April 2021

‘Why would we suddenly go to them and lie?’: How councils and communities are working together to fight vaccine misinformation

For councils, increasing vaccine uptake is a matter of increasing accessibility and addressing fears by fighting misinformation. We spoke to councils across England to find out how they’re doing it.

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‘Why would we suddenly go to them and lie?’: How councils and communities are working together to fight vaccine misinformation
9 April 2021

The chance of being killed by a cow and other AstraZeneca vaccine risk comparisons explained

Is it a cow? Is it a plane? The hunt for a straightforward way to explain the AstraZeneca vaccine risk is complicated.

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The chance of being killed by a cow and other AstraZeneca vaccine risk comparisons explained
8 April 2021

What’s going on with the AstraZeneca vaccine?

The risks, what the government has said, and what’s happening for under-30s.

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What’s going on with the AstraZeneca vaccine?
26 March 2021

Is there a precedent for mandatory vaccines for care home workers?

Some healthcare workers are required by their employers to have the Hepatitis B vaccine, but it's not a specific law.

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Is there a precedent for mandatory vaccines for care home workers?
25 March 2021

Inaccurate Covid vaccine ‘Q&A’: fact checked

A Covid-19 Q&A graphic has been going around social media. It makes lots of inaccurate claims about the vaccines.

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Inaccurate Covid vaccine ‘Q&A’: fact checked
25 March 2021

Unevidenced claims about the AstraZeneca vaccine on social media

A Facebook post made unevidenced claims about blood clots and the AstraZeneca vaccine.

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Unevidenced claims about the AstraZeneca vaccine on social media
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

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