- The letter, which includes a fake NHS logo, contains a hoax ‘consent checklist’.
- Claims jab can cause miscarriage and blindness and it’s still ‘experimental’
- Parents and headmasters revealed that the form was sent to them on their email
Parents and teachers have been warned about a fake COVID vaccine consent form being circulated in schools and online.
The letter, which includes a fake NHS logo, contains a ‘consent checklist’ and makes several false claims about the jab.
They include bogus claims that the vaccine can cause miscarriage and blindness and are still considered ‘experimental’.
The parents revealed that they were sent the form via email and were told to give it to their children before their vaccination appointment.
Some head teachers also reportedly received the letter and were asked to share it with their students. An NHS England boss condemned the letter on Twitter last night, calling it illegitimate.
The UK began vaccinating healthy 12 to 15-year-olds for the first time last week with a single dose of Pfizer’s vaccine.
It did so despite originally not being blessed by the No10 Vaccines Advisory Panel, which said the health benefits to youth were ‘modest’.
Fake consent forms: Parents and teachers have been warned about a fake COVID vaccine consent form being circulated in schools and online. The letter, which includes a fake NHS logo, includes a ‘consent checklist’ and several false claims about the jab.
Original consent form: valid version available on the NHS England website
The Joint Committee for Immunization and Immunization (JCVI) left the decision to Chris Whitty and the chief medical officers of developed countries.
He signed off on the plans on the grounds that it could prevent hundreds of thousands of school absences.
Merseyside parent Ruth Moss posted a photo of one of the fake consent checklists on Twitter.
Dr Jonathan Leach, NHS England’s medical director for COVID vaccination, replied: ‘Just to confirm this is not a valid NHS form.’
This comes after the largest survey of its kind suggested that only half of children in England want the Covid vaccine.
Researchers earlier this year surveyed more than 27,000 nine- to 18-year-olds across the country before the move to healthy secondary school pupils.
Younger children were less willing to be vaccinated than older teens, with most saying they would accept a jab. Young people who previously tested positive or believe they already have COVID were more likely to decline the vaccine
Researchers earlier this year surveyed more than 27,000 nine- to 18-year-olds across the country before controversial plans for healthy schoolchildren. In fact 50 percent were willing to be vaccinated, while a third (37 percent) were undecided and 13 percent wanted to opt out.
Fourteen-year-old Jack Lane at the Belfairs Academy in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, last week became one of the first people to benefit from the expansion of Britain’s jab rollout for children.
Teachers should call police to tackle anti-vaxxers in school, official guidance
Teachers have been told not to hesitate to call the police to deal with anti-Covid vaccine campaigners amid fears of protests at school gates during the jab rollout in schools.
Pfizer’s jab was approved for children ages 12 to 15 earlier this month, and pressure groups had already threatened action within hours of the announcement.
National guidance says that headmasters should ‘alert the local authority and the police’ if they get wind that protests are taking place on the school grounds.
Past anti-lockdown and vaccine protests have seen streets in London’s city center closed and projectiles launched into the Houses of Parliament.
The jabs are being administered by School Age Immunization Service (SAIS) teams that are already running routine vaccination programs for things like the flu.
The schools will be used as a site for administering vaccines and distributing consent and information forms to students and parents.
In fact 50 percent were willing to be vaccinated, while a third (37 percent) were undecided and 13 percent wanted to opt out.
Younger children were less willing to be vaccinated than older teens, with most saying they would accept a jab.
Young people who had previously tested positive or believed they had already survived Covid were more likely to miss the vaccine.
The research was carried out by the University of Oxford, University College London (UCL) and the University of Cambridge.
Among the lead authors were Professor Russell Viner of UCL and Sir Andrew Pollard, Professor at Oxford, who advises No. 10 on the influential panel.
In all, more than one lakh children under the age of 18 have been employed so far, including children who were earlier given priority in the vaccine drive because of their underlying conditions.
The latest survey was conducted between May and July this year in schools in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Merseyside.
The study found that students who were more hesitant about getting the jab were more likely to spend more time on social media, attend schools in disadvantaged areas, and feel more likely to identify with their school community. not created.
Researchers are calling for more resources and information about the benefits and risks of vaccinations to help children inform their decision.
He said he was open to the idea of collaborating with social media platforms like TikTok and using influencers to send messages.
Sir Andrew, director of the Oxford Vaccine Group, said: ‘Given the enormous disruption that has happened in education and for children, I think this study is really important because it highlights how we are really doing this. Important groups have missed out on ensuring that they have access to information.
‘And of course they do not access their information by reading or watching newspapers…