COVID-19 Vaccine

The coronavirus pandemic has led to a cornucopia of potential COVID-19 vaccine options — and an infodemic of misinformation. Snopes is here to keep the facts straight.

Injection, Clothing, Apparel
Does COVID-19 Vaccine Cause Herpes?
  • 22 April 2021
Generally, herpes is an asymptomatic condition only diagnosable during an outbreak.
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 3, 2021 file photo, a pharmacist holds a vial of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a hospital in Bay Shore, N.Y. Janssen Pharmaceuticals is a division of Johnson & Johnson. On Wednesday, April 21, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration released a report saying the now-idle Emergent Biosciences factory where a key contractor hired to help make Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine was dirty, didn’t follow proper manufacturing procedures and had poorly trained staff, resulting in contamination of a batch of the vaccine. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
FDA Inspection Found Problems at ‘Dirty’ Factory Making J&J Vaccine
  • 21 April 2021
The Food and Drug Administration released a statement and a 13-page report detailing findings from...
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Did a 2-Year-Old in Virginia Die After Getting COVID-19 Vaccination?
  • 20 April 2021
The claim is based solely on a dubious report from the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting...
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Budweiser is giving away a free beer to people who can prove they are vaccinated against COVID-19.
Is Budweiser Giving Away a Free Beer to People Who Have Been Vaccinated?
  • 19 April 2021
For a limited time, and in participating states only, it is possible that proof of...
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In March 2021, staff at a Walgreens pharmacy in Monroe, North Carolina inadvertently injected some individuals with saline instead of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Did a Walgreens in NC Inadvertently Inject Saline Instead of COVID-19 Vaccines?
  • 19 April 2021
Saline, or sodium chloride solution, is used to dilute some COVID-19 vaccines before injection.
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FILE - In this March 6, 2021, file photo, boxes stand next vials of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in the pharmacy of National Jewish Hospital for distribution in Denver. U.S. health officials are weighing next steps as they investigate unusual blood clots in a small number of people given the vaccine -- a one-dose shot that many countries hoped would help speed protection against the pandemic. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
Half of US adults now have received at least 1 COVID shot
  • 18 April 2021
Almost 130 million people 18 or older have received at least one dose of a...
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’18 Reasons I Won’t Be Getting a COVID Vaccine’ Post Filled With Reckless Falsehoods
  • 16 April 2021
A blog post riddled with misinformation is effectively a "Now That's What I Call Music"...
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Did CDC Recommend Temporary Pause in US J&J Vaccine Distribution?
  • 20 April 2021
The vaccine was one of three deemed safe under an emergency-use authorization.
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 8, 2021 file photo, the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine sits on a table at a pop up vaccinations site the Albanian Islamic Cultural Center, in the Staten Island borough of New York. The U.S. is recommending a “pause” in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
US Recommends ‘Pause’ for Johnson & Johnson Vaccine over Clot Reports
  • 13 April 2021
More than 6.8 million doses of the J&J vaccine have been administered in the U.S.,...
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In March 2021, staff at a Walgreens pharmacy in Monroe, North Carolina inadvertently injected some individuals with saline instead of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Is ‘Luciferase’ the Name for the COVID-19 Vaccine?
  • 12 April 2021
A meme shared widely in the spring of 2021 showed a lack of scientific understanding...
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We looked into whether Robert F. Kennedy Jr. won a Supreme Court case against mandatory vaccination.
Did RFK Jr. Win a Supreme Court Case Against Mandatory Vaccination?
  • 12 April 2021
Two false rumors combined do not make a truth.
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Did Pfizer Announce COVID-19 Vaccine Upgrade to Now Include Microsoft Chip
Did Pfizer Announce COVID-19 Vaccine Upgrade That Includes Microsoft Chip?
  • 11 April 2021
A routine review of content labeled satire.
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