Hecklers at Twickenham Stadium vaccine drive spout false claims – Full Fact


4 June 2021

What was claimed

The Covid-19 vaccine is a “device” and does not fulfil the legal definition of a vaccine.

Our verdict

None of the Covid-19 vaccines available in the UK are “devices” and all have been authorised for use as vaccines by the MHRA.

What was claimed

Vaccination causes the immune system to start attacking the body when the person comes into contact with coronaviruses.

Our verdict

There is no evidence that any of the Covid-19 vaccines cause autoimmune diseases.

What was claimed

The Covid-19 vaccines can render you infertile.

Our verdict

There is no evidence for this. If anything, the vaccines may protect against fertility damage that the virus might cause.

What was claimed

The Covid-19 vaccine contains a nanobot transmitter which can connect you to the “internet of things”.

Our verdict

The Covid-19 vaccines contain nanoparticles, which is just another word for very small natural or manmade particles. They are not “nanobots”, and cannot connect to WiFi or send data.

What was claimed

You cannot give blood after you’ve been vaccinated.

Our verdict

You can, but you have to wait seven days. If you have side effects after vaccination you have to wait 28 days from after they pass.