Parents at Cork schools were targeted by anti-vaccination protesters on Wednesday who handed out “scaremongering” leaflets containing misinformation about the flu vaccine for children.
According to The Irish Examiner, two women stood outside the gates of a Ballincollig primary school and attempted to hand out flyers containing misinformation about the nasal flu vaccine to parents as they collected their children.
Representatives from the school were unavailable to comment when contacted on Wednesday evening.
Parents at two more schools in the Ballincollig area were also approached by anti-vaccination protesters.
The leaflets they attempted to distribute, copies of which have been seen by The Irish Examiner, contained incorrect claims about the flu vaccine and children.
These mainly relate to the vaccine’s safety, efficiency and long-term effects.
It is not known who the women are or if they are associated with any particular group. The leaflets distributed to parents were printed on plain paper and did not display any logos.