Fears vaccine misinformation could affect take-up – BBC News

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    With a number of potential vaccines for Covid-19 now imminent, there are increasing concerns that misinformation online could turn some people against being immunized.

    The World Health Organization (WHO) says the world is not only fighting the pandemic, but also what it calls an “infodemic” – where an overload of information, some of it false, makes it difficult for people to make decisions about their health.

    It’s trying to answer people’s concerns about the vaccines.

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