The Daily Telegraph

Call the police if anti-vaxxers turn up, schools told

- By Lizzie Roberts Health reporter

TEACHERS have been told to call the police if anti-vaccine protesters demonstrat­e outside their schools.

After the UK Health Security Agency was made aware that some schools had received campaign letters with “misinforma­tion” about the vaccine, it advised any institutio­ns that faced anti-vaccine demonstrat­ions to contact the police.

Ministers confirmed this week that about three million children aged 12 to 15 would start receiving the jabs at school from next week.

Dr Nikki Kanani, deputy director of the Covid vaccinatio­n programme, said: “It is completely unacceptab­le for anyone involved in administer­ing the Covid vaccine to be subjected to verbal abuse or violence, and we will be working with local partners to ensure that children, teachers and vaccinator­s are safe.”

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