UK Medical Freedom Alliance: Broadcast #11 - “Peppa Pig’s Flu Clinic” - Statement By Dr Liz Evans
Dr Liz Evans, CEO of the UK Medical Freedom Alliance, the UK’s leading voiceon medical ethics makes an important statement in response to shocking images of “Peppa Pig’s Flu Clinic” on a Medical Centre’s Twitter feed. They appear to be using the popular children’s cartoon character Peppa Pig (along with party food, soft playand other kids’ activities) to advertise and promote flu vaccines to children.UKMFA would like to remind the NHS, medical organisations and healthcareprofessionals responsible, that laws and ethical and professional codes enshrinethe principle of properly obtaining informed consent for all medical interventions.As well as requiring a full explanation of risks as well as benefits, they specifythat coercion and bribery must not be used. In addition, the Human MedicinesRegulations Act 2012 outlaws the advertising of medical products.The cynical use of cartoon characters, bouncy castles, face-painting and popcornto promote vaccines to children, prompting “pester power” with childrendemanding their parents to allow them these medical products, is unacceptable.This sinister behaviour and marketing should have no place in the sober andethical provision of healthcare, especially to children are particularly vulnerableto this sort of exploitation.CALL TO ACTION: Please follow us and subscribe on our YouTube and Rumble channels and please share our content on social media and with friends and family, to help us get the message out and increase our reach.All our podcasts can also be found on the major audio platforms e.g. Apple and SpotifyPlease visit the UK Medical Freedom Alliance at www.ukmedfreedom.org to access all our material and resources. We are grateful for all donations (one off or regular donations through Buy Me a Coffee or Stripe on our website) to help us to continue and grow our work; lobbying decision makers; educating and empowering the public; running campaigns and producing our podcasts.