Libraries Unlimited is a trusted source of information for the people of Devon and Torbay. Right now, it is more important than ever that people are able to access reliable and accurate information. Below you will find links to trusted sources of information about vaccinations and Covid-19 as well as ways that you can fact check and responsibly share information.
Trusted sources of vaccine and health information:
- NHS Covid-19 information
- The NHS guide to why vaccination is safe and important.
- NHS Covid-19 vaccination information
- Devon County Council Covid-19 information
- Torbay Council Covid-19 information
- Covid-19 Vaccination - British Sign Language Resources
Torbay Community Champion scheme
Community Champions help to keep their local community safe by sharing the best advice about Covid-19 and thus helping to counter the spread of misinformation. https://www.torbay.gov.uk/health-and-wellbeing/public-health/coronavirus/covid-champions/
The independent fact-checking service
Full Fact checks and correct misinformation about vaccines and coronavirus and regularly updates its website to tackle the latest false information. Vaccines - Full Fact Coronavirus - Full Fact
Information from BUPA about how to fact check health information https://www.bupa.co.uk/newsroom/ourviews/fact-check-coronavirus
S - Source: Rely on official sources for medical and safety information. Check the facts about vaccinations and coronavirus on the NHS website and GOV.UK.
H - Headline: Headlines don’t always tell the full story. Always read to the end before you share articles about coronavirus, including those about vaccines.
A - Analyse: Analyse the facts. If something sounds unbelievable, it very well might be. Independent fact-checking services are correcting false information about coronavirus and vaccines every day.
R - Retouched: Watch out for misleading pictures and videos in stories about coronavirus vaccines. They might be edited, or show an unrelated place or event. Check to see who else is using the photo.
E - Error: Look out for mistakes. Typos and other errors might mean the information is false. Official guidance about coronavirus will always have been carefully checked.