Did the Mayor of London fake his vaccination? No. And it was a flu vaccine, not a Covid-19 vaccine…

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Fact Check: Needle Cap Was On For London Mayor’s Flu Shot Publicity Photo In September, NOT For COVID-19 Vaccine Injection In December

Fact Check

by: Sarah Thompson

Fact Check: Needle Cap Was On For London Mayor's Flu Shot Publicity Photo In September, NOT For COVID-19 Vaccine Injection In December

Does a photo show London Mayor Sadiq Khan getting a COVID-19 vaccination with the cap still on the needle? No, that’s not true: This photo was posted to Twitter by the Mayor London on September 28, 2020 with a message about how to book and get a free ‘flu jab.’ The needle appears to still have its plastic cap on in the photo, and this caused many at the time to question if the Mayor, Sadiq Khan, had simply posed for the photo without actually being vaccinated. The image does not show the mayor pretending to get a Covid-19 vaccination.

The claim appeared in a post (archived here) published by the Facebook page ‘Here We Go’ on December 18, 2020, with this caption: ATTENTION! They want us to have faith in taking this Vaccine by pretending to have all these “high profile” people take it in public. This is the Muslim brotherhood sympathizing Mayor of London…..but how do you take a vaccine when the cap is still on? This is the 3rd fake vaccine PR stunt that I’ve seen so far! Was never going to take it anyway but this is just pathetic. SMH…#ArmorOfGod #HoldTheLine #thehiphoppatriot #LiveFromAmerica #TeamTrump

This is what the post looked like on Facebook at the time of writing:

(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Fri Dec 18 20:49:40 2020 UTC)

The Facebook post never identifies the COVID-19 vaccine specifically, but the subject is implied due to the timing, just days after the first doses of the Pfizer vaccine had begun to be administered around the world with much fanfare and press coverage.

The first person to receive the vaccine in the UK was 90-year-old Margaret Keenan. She got her jab on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, reported by the BBC in the article, “Covid-19 vaccine: First person receives Pfizer jab in UK” Almost a week later, the first Canadian, 89-year-old Gisèle Lévesque, got her COVID vaccination on Monday, December 14, reported by the CBC, “As first Quebecers get vaccinated against COVID-19, leaders see light at end of long, dark tunnel.” Sandra Lindsay, the first health care worker in the USA also was vaccinated in front of the press on Monday, The New York Post reported, “Queens nurse becomes first in US to get Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.”

There should be no confusing this flu campaign photo for photos from media coverage of the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine. The Mayor’s photo promoting Flu vaccines was published ten weeks before the new Pfizer COVID vaccine would begin to be administered in the UK.

The ‘Mayor of London’ account posted this photo to Twitter on September 28, 2020, along with a message encouraging people to get a flu shot.

For more:

https://leadstories.com/hoax-alert/2020/12/fact-check-needle-cap-on-for-london-mayor-flu-shot-publicity-photo-not-december-covid-vaccine.html

https://leadstories.com/hoax-alert/2020/12/fact-check-needle-cap-on-for-london-mayor-flu-shot-publicity-photo-not-december-covid-vaccine.html

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A picture of Sadiq Khan just before his flu jab doesn’t show he didn’t get it

2 October 2020

What was claimed

Sadiq Khan faked getting the flu jab as the plastic cap was still on the needle.

Our verdict

The cap is still on the needle, because the image was taken before the mayor had the vaccination.

A photo of the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan getting the flu jab has gone viral on Facebook, with people claiming that because the cap is still on the needle, that he did not get the injection.

A photo of the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan getting the flu jab has gone viral on Facebook, with people claiming that because the cap is still on the needle, that he did not get the injection.

The original picture does show the cap on the needle. A spokesperson for the Mayor of London said: “The Mayor received his flu vaccination at a local pharmacist on Monday. This photo was taken just before he had the injection, which is why the cap is still on the needle. It is important that everyone who is eligible gets vaccinated as this is the best way to help protect yourself against flu.”

The pharmacist that gave him the jab can be seen preparing the site of injection on the upper arm, and adjusting the mayor’s shirt sleeve. The flu jab is given to most people in the UK as an intramuscular injection, in the deltoid muscle, which is at the very top of the arm.

https://fullfact.org/online/sadiq-khan-flu-jab/

https://fullfact.org/online/sadiq-khan-flu-jab/

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