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Are children who take a COVID-19 vaccine 52 times more likely to suffer an early death?
4 March 2022
Data does not support this claim. Deaths of children after vaccination are too rare to inform reliable estimates. A temporary increase is possible because children

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Is there a 50% chance of hospitalisation with Omicron if you don’t get a COVID-19 booster jab?
28 February 2022
Data published by the UK Health Security Agency at the time of the claim suggested that with two doses, vaccine effectiveness against hospitalisation due to

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COVID-19 and face masks/coverings
14 January 2022
What is the guidance on face coverings in Northern Ireland? The Northern Ireland Executive announced that the use of face coverings in certain indoor settings

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Seasonal flu and COVID-19
10 January 2022
“Seasonal flu” is a very common illness, and tends to be more severe than the common cold. The most common symptoms are a sudden high

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COVID-19 and excess deaths in Northern Ireland and the world
10 January 2022
There has been a lot of discussion in relation to “excess deaths” and COVID-19. This term is not specific to this pandemic and has been

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Do COVID-19 vaccines contain animal products?
30 November 2021
The claim is not accurate. No COVID-19 vaccine currently in use contains animal products.  Context On The Nolan Show (30/11/2021 from 10.21) a caller claimed

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COVID-19 vaccinations: fertility and pregnancy
5 August 2021
The issue of how COVID-19 vaccines may impact fertility and/or pregnancy continues to be live. Health Minister Robin Swann told the Stormont health committee on

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Is a quarter of Northern Ireland’s COVID-19 unvaccinated population unlikely to get jab?
2 August 2021
A survey by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) reported that 24% of respondents who had not been vaccinated said that they were

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Some suggestions when handling COVID-19 leaflets
30 July 2021
A number of leaflets about COVID-19 vaccines and their safety have been circulating in Northern Ireland. FactCheckNI has previously fact checked many of these claims.

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Pregnancy and COVID-19 vaccines
28 July 2021
On 16 April 2021, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation advised that all pregnant people should be offered the COVID-19 vaccine at the same

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COVID-19 vaccines and aborted fetuses
27 July 2021
UPDATE: This article was updated on 27 July 2021, in response to a query about whether an mRNA vaccine by CureVac uses fetal cell lines

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Lateral flow device tests for COVID-19
9 July 2021
Two biological tests are being used in the UK to control the spread of COVID-19: (1) the reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR, or PCR)