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A video is circulating on social media claiming that health workers in India are pretending to inject people with the vaccine.

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News Claim: A video is circulating on social media claiming that health workers in India are pretending to inject people with the vaccine. The Facebook user wrote, “Be careful during vaccination. Don’t turn your face getting the jab, check if the medicine has been administered or not. The staff only prick the needle and take it out. Be careful during this difficult time.”

The videos were also shared on Facebook, Whatapp, Twitter, and many other social platforms.

 News Verification: This video shows the healthcare worker insert the needle in the woman’s arm but not push the syringe to inject the vaccine.

A reverse image search of the video’s keyframes on Google revealed that the video is from the Brazilian city of Goiania. Facebook page ‘CBN Goiânia’ had posted the video on February 10. The page wrote that the daughter, 57, of an 88-year-old woman, claimed that her mother was not vaccinated by a nurse. The daughter, Luciana Jordão, had recorded the video. The nurse apologised upon Jordão’s questioning and gave the excuse that she did not realise that the syringe wasn’t pushed. CBN contacted the Municipal Health Department for comment and the outlet was told that the matter is under investigation. The daughter had recorded the video. Later on, the nurse apologized and said that she did not realise that the syringe was not pushed. The matter is currently under investigation.

While such an incident did occur, it did not take place in India as is being claimed by the Facebook user.

News Verdict: The video is fake as it is not from India, but Brazil



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