An NHS boss has alerted parents to the hoax coronavirus vaccine consent letters spreading misinformation.
Some school principals have reportedly received letters with a fake NHS logo that includes a ‘consent checklist’ for vaccination – which they are encouraged to share with students.
Three million children aged 12 to 15 in the UK are now eligible for their first jab after the extension of the vaccine rollout on September 20.
The program should be offered primarily in schools.
Just to confirm that this is not a legitimate NHS form.
– Dr Jonathan Leach (@ jonathanleach13) September 27, 2021
A parent posted a photo of one of the fake consent checklists to Twitter.
NHS England medical director for the COVID vaccination, Dr Jonathan Leach, responded: “Just to confirm that this is not a legitimate form of the NHS.”
The UK Health Safety Agency also said this month that it was aware that some schools had received campaign letters and emails containing misinformation about the vaccination program.
The education secretary said on Monday that vaccination remained a personal choice, but criticized those who threatened and abused school staff.
Nadhim Zahawi wrote in the Daily Telegraph: âAs Education Secretary, I want teachers and students to know that I will always stand up for them and tackle bullying head-on, so teachers can do something about it. their vital work in safety and that children can receive the education they deserve. – whatever the choices made with regard to vaccination. “
Official guidelines suggest teachers who believe protests could be taking place outside their school against the immunization program to contact the police to help them deal with the situation.