Why are anti-vaxx attacks on NHS workers ‘on the rise’ and what’s being done?

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The Evening Standard’s revealed health workers and volunteers on the front line of the vaccine roll-out in London are being physically and verbally abused by anti-vaxxers.

Council leaders and the capital’s top nurse shared details of a number of incidents in the wake of the attack on Chris Whitty, the chief medical officer, at the weekend.

Our health editor Ross Lydall says these range from vaccine buses being targeted by anti-jab protesters to online abuse and threatening calls to council call centres.

He also says he’s heard claims of protesters pretending to be going for a vaccine, and then harassing staff inside centres.

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