Door hangar ‘misinformation’ campaign draws criticism

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A door hangar that has shown up on some Lexington homes has raised some concerns among residents and health care professionals.

The hangar, which is anonymous, uses partial statements and information to suggest out of context doubts about vaccines, especially among children.

And the hangars come as COVID is surging across the state and nation again and schools are going back into session. Health officials and educators have been trying to get more young people between the ages of 12 and 17 vaccinated while vaccine makers work to complete tests on younger ages and get approval.

The doubts campaign also comes as the state is approving and enforcing mask mandates in schools to try to slow the spread of COVID among students and staffs.

“This door hanger is being distributed in Lexington. It’s propaganda and dangerous, enabling the continued spread and surge of COVID-19. The individual or individuals need to be stopped from endangering our communities,” said one resident who was among those who sent a copy of the material to WTVQ-ABC 36 News.
“It is unfortunate that misinformation like this is spreading and hindering efforts to protect the people of Kentucky,” stated Kevin Hall, communications officer for the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.
“The vaccines have been proven to be safe and effective, and we hope people listen to the scientists and public health officials and not unsigned notes containing misinformation,” Hall added.
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