A Gold Coast hair salon is refusing to treat customers who have received a COVID-19 vaccine, claiming they want to protect the “health and safety” of their staff.
The Khemia HI Vibe Frequency Salon at Palm Beach posted a policy update to its social media in which the salon’s team claimed the “unknown health effects of the mRNA vaccine” are not covered by its public liability insurance.
The salon now requires customers to notify them if they have had the vaccine prior to making an appointment.
“The unknown health effects of the mRNA vaccine are not covered by our public liability insurance,” the salon posted to its Facebook and Instagram pages.
“We are deeply sorry for any inconvenience to you.”
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has clearly stated all vaccines confirmed for use in Australia have been heavily regulated for safety.
“Australia’s vaccine safety and regulatory process is world class and people can be confident that vaccines approved for use are safe and effective,” Acting Australian Government Chief Medical Officer, Professor Michael Kidd and Head of the Therapeutic Goods Administration Adjunct Professor John Skerritt said in a joint statement in April.
“Our vaccines will save lives and are an essential part of tackling this global pandemic.”