This Morning guest makes misleading claims on vaccine efficacy – Full Fact


1 June 2021

What was claimed

The Covid-19 vaccine doesn’t stop you catching the disease.

Our verdict

Data shows that even one dose can significantly reduce your chances of getting infected, even without symptoms.

What was claimed

The Covid-19 vaccine doesn’t stop you transmitting it.

Our verdict

Data has shown that even one dose can reduce the chances of you passing it to your household.

What was claimed

The Covid-19 vaccine is a trial drug.

Our verdict

Research on the ongoing efficacy and safety of the vaccines will continue but data on key safety and efficacy aspects has been published and peer reviewed.

What was claimed

The survival rate from Covid-19 is 99.8%.

Our verdict

It’s almost certainly not as high as that in the UK.

What was claimed

The average age of death from Covid-19 is 82.

Our verdict

This is true for deaths involving Covid-19 registered in England and Wales between October 2020 and January 2021.