Lavington school removes anti-vax NHS consent checklist for hoaxes
A SCHOOL sent students and parents a fake NHS Covid-19 ‘vaccine consent checklist’, which is still available on its website.
In late September, Lavington School in Market Lavington sent parents a letter containing a bogus NHS ‘consent checklist’.
The hoax document has several claims against youth vaccination.
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Lavington quickly recognized the error and sent a follow-up email to parents and caregivers.
He said, âPlease ignore previous communications. This is clearly not from the NHS vaccination team and was sent in error.
âMany apologies for any confusion. ”
It was reported by the BBC that school principals had warned of such hoax letters which would seek to spread anti-vaccine messages.
It has been confirmed by Dr Jonathan Leach, NHS England Medical Director for Covid Vaccination that these letters were not from the real NHS.
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Concerned parents said that despite the school’s swift action to dispel the email, the checklist was still available for viewing and downloading from the parent portal.
Ralph Plummer, principal of Lavington School, said the school acted quickly after being caught off guard by the bogus checklist.
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âAs you know, we sent a message very quickly after it was inadvertently sent to explain the error,â he told The Gazette.
“We requested that the post / link be removed from our portal provider – we had to sue it with them and it is, I think, deleted and unavailable, I checked the link you included in your e- mail and it indicates that it is not available. ”