Social media posts shared across the world have incorrectly claimed that recent monkeypox cases recorded outside of areas in western and central Africa where it is endemic are a “side effect” of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. Photo: Reuters
Social media posts shared across the world have incorrectly claimed that recent monkeypox cases recorded outside of areas in western and central Africa where it is endemic are a “side effect” of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. Photo: Reuters
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Is monkeypox a ‘side effect’ of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine? Korean expert slams ‘very ignorant rumour’

  • Epidemiologist Yoo Jin-hong said the claim ‘has no basis in fact’ and ‘appears to stem from the idea that chimpanzees are broadly referred to as monkeys’
  • AstraZeneca’s Covid jab uses a chimpanzee adenovirus vector – altered so it does not infect humans or replicate – to transport genetic instructions to the body

Social media posts shared across the world have incorrectly claimed that recent monkeypox cases recorded outside of areas in western and central Africa where it is endemic are a “side effect” of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. Photo: Reuters
Social media posts shared across the world have incorrectly claimed that recent monkeypox cases recorded outside of areas in western and central Africa where it is endemic are a “side effect” of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. Photo: Reuters
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