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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:

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  

And remember, before you like, comment or share content online, use the government SHARE checklist to make sure you’re not contributing to the spread of harmful content.  Home - SHARE checklist

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.

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