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The Infodemic: Photo Shows London Mayor Getting Flu Vaccine


London Mayor Sadiq Khan gets a flu vaccine in this image posted to Twitter Sept. 28, 2020.

Fake news about the coronavirus can do real harm. Polygraph.info is spotlighting fact-checks from other reliable sources here​.

Daily Debunk

Claim: "London's mayor. The cap is still on the syringe..."

The photo of London mayor Sadiq Khan actually depicts him getting a flu shot, not a COVID vaccine.

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: Reuters

Social Media Disinfo

Circulating on social media: The needle being used is designed to retract back into the syringe after use for safety purposes.

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: BBC

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