Fact Check: Did Rome destroy the Covid vaccine?

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Quick Take

A video published on social media shows the Italian military warehouse was on fire that had Covid-19 vaccines. The social media users claim that the fire was in the military barracks where vaccines for the troops are stored. We fact-checked and found that the claim is Half True.

Though the news about the fire was true, there was no established connection about the incident with vaccination.

The Claim

A video published on a media website claims, “High and black flames burst from the building of the Lazio Regiment in the Salvo D’Acquisto carabinieri barracks in Tor di Quinto in Rome”.

The video has been shared multiple times across social media platforms. The posts read, “Italy: after the mandatory vaccination for all security forces is approved, the military warehouse where the vaccines were stored magically catches fire”. The video and posts can be seen here, here and here.

Fact Check

Was there a fire in the Salvo D’Acquisto barracks on December 15?

Yes. There was a fire in the Salvo D’Acquisto barracks on December 15. The incident of the fire was covered by multiple media platforms in Italy. As per Italian media, the fire started on a stove and spread through the building. Whereas another Italian media website claims the fire started due to a short circuit in an electrical appliance.

Did the building have Covid-19 vaccines?

No. There is no evidence that suggests the building had Covid-19 vaccines. The media platforms who reported the fire did not mention anything about vaccines being stored there.

In a response to Associated Press on the same topic, a spokesperson said the fire affected an area used as housing, and that vaccinations are not performed at the location. There is a separate infirmary at the barrack, but it is used for everyday medical calls, officials said.

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Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can further read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

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