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.

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No, the Israeli Health Ministry Didn’t Say the Pfizer Vaccine ‘Killed 40 Times More Elderly’ Than COVID-19
  • 5 March 2021
Israel has undertaken an aggressive push to get its population vaccinated against COVID-19.
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FILE - This September 2020, file photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows a pharmacist preparing to give an experimental COVID-19 vaccine. The U.S. is getting a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19, as the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021 cleared a Johnson & Johnson shot that works with just one dose instead of two. (Johnson & Johnson via AP, File)
Official: Merck to Help Produce Rival J&J’S COVID-19 Vaccine
  • 2 March 2021
Officials have said J&J faced unexpected production issues with its vaccine and produced only 3.9...
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Did Trump Receive COVID-19 Vaccination Before Leaving Office?
  • 1 March 2021
A number of political figures publicly shared their inoculation experience via social media.
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Will mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Wreak ‘Havoc on The Lungs’ in 4 to 14 Months?
  • 1 March 2021
Sherri Tenpenny might want to use research conducted after 2019 when presenting her next scientifically...
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FILE - This September 2020, file photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows a pharmacist preparing to give an experimental COVID-19 vaccine. The nation is poised to get a third vaccine against COVID-19, but health officials are concerned that at first glance the Johnson & Johnson shot may not be seen as equal to other options from Pfizer and Moderna. (Johnson & Johnson via AP, File)
US Advisers Endorse Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine from J&J
  • 26 February 2021
The Food and Drug Administration is expected to quickly follow the recommendation.
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FILE - In this Thursday Oct. 15, 2020 file photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II visits the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) at Porton Down, England, to view the Energetics Enclosure and display of weaponry and tactics used in counter intelligence. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is encouraging people to be vaccinated against COVID-19, saying the shot is quick, harmless and will help protect others against the disease. In a video call with the officials responsible for rolling out the vaccine broadcast on Friday Feb. 26, 2021, the 94-year-old monarch compared the effort that’s gone into Britain’s national vaccination campaign to the way people worked together during World War II. (Ben Stansall/Pool via AP, File)
Queen Elizabeth II Says COVID Vaccine is Quick, Painless and Helps Others
  • 26 February 2021
“Well, once you’ve had the vaccine you have a feeling of, you know, you’re protected,...
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FILE - This Dec. 2, 2020 photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows vials of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine protects against COVID-19, according to an analysis by U.S. regulators Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, that sets the stage for a final decision on a new and easier-to-use shot to help tame the pandemic. The Food and Drug Administration’s scientists confirmed that overall, it's about 66% effective and also said J&J's shot, one that could help speed vaccinations by requiring just one dose instead of two, is safe to use. (Johnson & Johnson via AP)
FDA Says J&J 1-Dose Shot Prevents COVID; Final Decision Soon
  • 24 February 2021
The review is just one step in the FDA’s evaluation of a third vaccine option...
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Did Biden Say Minorities Don’t Know How To Register Online for Vaccines?
  • 23 February 2021
A TikTok video showed the president at a February 2021 CNN town hall meeting.
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2021, file photo, scripps health official draws from a vile of the COVID-19 vaccine prior to administering it at their new drive-thru vaccination site at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in Del Mar, Calif. Executives from the major COVID-19 vaccine producers are set Tuesday, Feb. 23, to answer questions from Congress about expanding the supply of shots needed to curb the pandemic that has killed more than 500,000 Americans. (Nelvin C. Cepeda/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP, Pool, File)
Drug Execs Face Capitol Hill Questions on Vaccine Supply
  • 23 February 2021
The companies insist they will be able to provide enough for most Americans by summer.
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson with quality control technician Kerri Symington, visits the French biotechnology laboratory Valneva in Livingston, Scotland, Thursday Jan. 28, 2021, where they will be producing a COVID-19 vaccine on a large scale, during a visit to Scotland. (Wattie Cheung/Pool via AP)
Scotland Vaccinations Lead to Sharp Drop in Hospitalizations
  • 22 February 2021
“These results are very encouraging and have given us great reasons to be optimistic for...
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Did Biden Claim There Was No COVID-19 Vaccine When He Came Into Office?
  • 19 February 2021
President Donald Trump's former press secretary made the allegation in a viral tweet.
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President Joe Biden tours a Pfizer manufacturing site, Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in Portage, Mich. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Biden Tours Pfizer Vaccine Plant As Weather Delays 6M Shots
  • 19 February 2021
Disruptions caused by frigid temperatures, snow and ice left the White House and states scrambling...
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