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The MHRA has confirmed that a poster spreading on social media which makes claims about vaccine approvals does not come from them.
Poster about Yellow Card scheme is not real

4 June 2021

What was claimed A poster from the MHRA makes various claims about the vaccines and importance of Yellow Card reports. Our verdict This poster is not actually from the MHRA. What was claimed Yellow Card data will allow the vaccines to move out of the phase 3 clinical trials and be granted full approval. Our verdict Yellow Card data isn't required for the vaccines to "move out of" phase 3 trials. Phase 3 trials for the vaccines have reported their main findings, and participants will be followed up for several years. What was claimed The vaccines only have temporary approval by the MHRA. Our verdict This is essentially correct. The Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines have received temporary authorisations, while the Moderna and Janssen vaccines have received temporary licenses which offer the possibility of being converted into permanent licenses in future. 1 of 3 claims

A poster which has been made to look like it comes from the Medical and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has been shared on social media, and asks people to report any side effects from Covid-19 vaccines. Full Fact readers have asked us whether the poster is genuine, but it is not.

The poster talks about the importance of the Yellow Card scheme, which is the UK system for collecting reports of safety concerns such as potential side effects involving medical devices and medicines, including vaccines.

It claims that Yellow Card reports are essential to ensure the Covid-19 vaccines are safe and effective and will enable the vaccines to move out of phase 3 clinical trials and be granted "full approval".

However, these claims are not entirely true.

The poster itself

The poster is a pretty good imitation of similar graphics published by the MHRA but there are still some clues which suggest that it might not be genuine.

Doing a Google image search for "MHRA Coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine injury report scheme" returned very similar…
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