Ian Brown wrong to claim Japan refuses blood from anyone who’s been vaccinated28 May 2021What was claimed All Japanese citizens who have received their Covid-19 vaccine are not permitted to give blood. Japanese Red Cross guidelines state anyone who has received a vaccine must only wait 48 hours before they can give blood. A screenshot of a tweet, posted on Instagram, by The Stone Roses’ lead singer Ian Brown claims that all Japanese citizens vaccinated for Covid-19 are not permitted to give blood. Mr Hatta added the delay was not related to the safety of the Covid-19 vaccine. For the purposes of that scheme, we’ve rated this claim as false because Japanese citizens must only wait 48 hours before they can give blood again after they’ve had their vaccine.