Contrary to claims made online, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson did not receive his COVID-19 booster shot with the “cap still on” the syringe. Footage of the moment clearly shows an exposed needle.
“Caps [sic] still on that syringe,” reads a tweet that includes a picture of Johnson receiving a vaccination (here).
Johnson received his COVID-19 booster shot on Dec. 2 at St Thomas’ Hospital in London and urged others to follow suit to help the country fend off the Omicron variant of coronavirus (here).
While the photo in question does not show an exposed needle, video of the moment clearly does.
A press pool photograph (here) also shows the exposed needle.
Asked about the claims made online, a spokesperson at St Thomas’ Hospital told Reuters via email: “I can confirm that the PM received the Pfizer vaccine.”
False. PM Boris Johnson did not receive his COVID-19 booster shot with the “cap still on”.
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