Reading GP surgery finds anti-vax leaflets left in waiting room

The surgery is warning patients that the information about Covid vaccines in the leaflets is misleading and it has informed police.
Photo of Covid vaccine vial

Balmore Park Surgery in Caversham has warned patients that misleading information has been left in its waiting room about Covid-19 vaccines.

'We have discovered some fake leaflets that have been left in our waiting room. They look like harmless information from Public Health, however they are in fact anti-vaccine literature made to look as though it has come from Public Health. If you have taken one of these leaflets please know that the information they contain is not real and is in no way endorsed by anyone at the surgery,' the surgery states on its Facebook page on Friday September 10, 2021.

It adds: 'NHS England, Public Health and the police have been informed. As a Practice we feel that misleading patients in this way is unforgivable and we do not appreciate the amount of time that dealing with the fallout takes us away from what we should be doing.'

The fake leaflet is entitled 'Covid-19 Vaccination and Blood Clotting'. It has been altered to add 'Why has death and serious injury been excluded from this government public information leaflet?', suggesting this is a risk of vaccination.

Official information on Covid-19 vaccine safety can be found here on the NHS website.

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