Boris Johnson did receive his third Covid-19 vaccine
6 December 2021
What was claimed
Photos of Boris Johnson receiving his Covid-19 booster vaccine do not show him being vaccinated.
Mr Johnson was vaccinated, as can be seen in a video tweeted by the prime minister. A blue cap at the end of the needle is part of the injection device, not a safety cap.
A number of Facebook posts suggest photos of Boris Johnson receiving his third Covid-19 vaccination do not actually show him being vaccinated. Claims include that the injection can’t be seen, while others say the needle was covered with a protective blue cap.
However, Mr Johnson did receive his third vaccination.
The Royal College of Nursing states that gloves aren’t needed in most cases as vaccination is a “minimal contact procedure” and that cleaning hands between patients and during the procedure will remove or kill germs, including the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
It adds: “Wearing gloves can get in the way of maintaining good hand hygiene, lead to the spread of infection and cause skin irritation.
“It also increases waste production and costs more.”
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For the purposes of that scheme, we’ve rated this claim as false
because Boris Johnson did receive his third Covid-19 vaccination.