Fact Check: Is WHO’s chief still unvaccinated as of September 2023?

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Is Tedros still unvaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine as of September 2023?
No. There is no evidence to suggest that Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus remains unvaccinated against COVID-19 as of September 2023. In fact, available evidence indicates that the WHO's chief received his first COVID-19 vaccine dose in 2021.

Last Updated on September 15, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Quick Take

A social media post claims that WHO’s chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is still unvaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine as of September 2023. We fact-checked and found the claim to be False.

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The Claim

A social media post on X, formerly Twitter claims that WHO’s chief Tedros is still unvaccinated as of September 2023. This post contained a video in which Tedros discussed his vaccination status during an interview. The accompanying caption of the post states that ‘The Head of the World Health Organization admits he has not received the COVID vaccine’.

Fact Check

Is it true that WHO’s chief still unvaccinated as of September 2023?

No. There is no evidence to confirm that the WHO’s chief is still unvaccinated as of September 2023. We have previously found a similar claim circulating on social media in August 2022, which related to the same video featuring Tedros, as mentioned in the claim within this story. While attempting this fact-check story, we realized that social media posts referring to this same video lack the necessary context for users to understand Tedros’ vaccination status as of September 2023. 

In our previous story, we have shown that the video clip in question is extracted from an interview with Tedros, conducted on June 12, 2021, by Jon Cohen, a writer for the publication Science. In the clip shared on X, Tedros, originally from eastern Africa, mentioned that he delayed his vaccination in protest of the delay in COVID-19 vaccination for people living in Africa and other low-income regions. This video clip is sourced from the HBO Originals documentary titled ‘How to Survive a Pandemic.’ A transcript of the interview indicates that Tedros mentioned receiving his vaccination in 2021.

Evidence confirming Tedros’ vaccination in May 2021, can be found on his official account on the X platform. 

This is not the first instance where we’ve encountered inconsistent claims alleging that the WHO’s chief has made inaccurate statements concerning COVID-19. We have previously debunked a claim that WHO’s chief stated that COVID-19 vaccine booster shots are intended to harm children.

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Is Tedros still unvaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine as of September 2023?
No. There is no evidence to suggest that Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus remains unvaccinated against COVID-19 as of September 2023. In fact, available evidence indicates that the WHO's chief received his first COVID-19 vaccine dose in 2021.

Last Updated on September 15, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: 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 futher 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.

Is Tedros still unvaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine as of September 2023?
No. There is no evidence to suggest that Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus remains unvaccinated against COVID-19 as of September 2023. In fact, available evidence indicates that the WHO's chief received his first COVID-19 vaccine dose in 2021.

Last Updated on September 15, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: 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 futher 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.

Is Tedros still unvaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine as of September 2023?
No. There is no evidence to suggest that Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus remains unvaccinated against COVID-19 as of September 2023. In fact, available evidence indicates that the WHO's chief received his first COVID-19 vaccine dose in 2021.

Last Updated on September 15, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: 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 futher 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.

Is Tedros still unvaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine as of September 2023?
No. There is no evidence to suggest that Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus remains unvaccinated against COVID-19 as of September 2023. In fact, available evidence indicates that the WHO's chief received his first COVID-19 vaccine dose in 2021.

Last Updated on September 15, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: 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 futher 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.

Is Tedros still unvaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine as of September 2023?
No. There is no evidence to suggest that Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus remains unvaccinated against COVID-19 as of September 2023. In fact, available evidence indicates that the WHO's chief received his first COVID-19 vaccine dose in 2021.

Last Updated on September 15, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: 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 futher 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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Is Tedros still unvaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine as of September 2023?
No. There is no evidence to suggest that Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus remains unvaccinated against COVID-19 as of September 2023. In fact, available evidence indicates that the WHO's chief received his first COVID-19 vaccine dose in 2021.

Last Updated on September 15, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: 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 futher 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.

Is Tedros still unvaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine as of September 2023?
No. There is no evidence to suggest that Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus remains unvaccinated against COVID-19 as of September 2023. In fact, available evidence indicates that the WHO's chief received his first COVID-19 vaccine dose in 2021.

Last Updated on September 15, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: 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 futher 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.

Is Tedros still unvaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine as of September 2023?
No. There is no evidence to suggest that Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus remains unvaccinated against COVID-19 as of September 2023. In fact, available evidence indicates that the WHO's chief received his first COVID-19 vaccine dose in 2021.

Last Updated on September 15, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: 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 futher 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.

Is Tedros still unvaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine as of September 2023?
No. There is no evidence to suggest that Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus remains unvaccinated against COVID-19 as of September 2023. In fact, available evidence indicates that the WHO's chief received his first COVID-19 vaccine dose in 2021.

Last Updated on September 15, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: 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 futher 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.

Is Tedros still unvaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine as of September 2023?
No. There is no evidence to suggest that Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus remains unvaccinated against COVID-19 as of September 2023. In fact, available evidence indicates that the WHO's chief received his first COVID-19 vaccine dose in 2021.

Last Updated on September 15, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: 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 futher 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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