Labour councillor is suspended after boasting on Fb she had a Covid vaccination ‘privately’ regardless of jabs solely being obtainable on the NHS
- Jamila Azad, 65, is on the centre of an investigation after posting on social media
- She claimed to have had jab from a personal medic amid ‘an extended look forward to the NHS’
- Publish got here regardless of Cllr Azad being sufficiently old to have the jab in precedence group
A Labour councillor has been suspended from the get together after claiming she had visited a ‘personal care physician’ for a Covid jab – that are solely obtainable on the NHS.
Jamila Azad, 65, was at present on the centre of an investigation after posting on social media she had been vaccinated.
The Fb standing replace mentioned she had acquired a vaccination from a personal medic amid ‘an extended look forward to NHS ready checklist’.
It’s made stranger by the very fact the Oxfordshire County and Metropolis councillor’s age means she is at the moment capable of get the jab anyway.
This morning the Medicines and Healthcare merchandise Regulatory Company in addition to the Labour Get together had been inspecting her declare. Ms Azad didn’t reply to a request to remark from MailOnline.
The now deleted submit final week mentioned: “My darling daughter took me to a Non-public Care Physician for Covid 19 vaccine.
Oxfordshire County and Metropolis councillor Jamila Azad declined to touch upon the vaccine
The submit was placed on Cllr Azad’s public Fb web page however has since been deleted
“A protracted look forward to NHS ready checklist. We had take away from Akber take away.”
The submit, which has since been eliminated, included images of the councillor and one other girl.
They look like receiving jabs from a medic in scrubs and PPE.
Ms Azad, represents St Clements and Cowley Marsh on Oxfordshire County Council, and St Clements on Oxford Metropolis Council for Labour, however she has now been suspended from the get together.
Cllr Jamila Azad has been suspended by the whips of Oxfordshire County Council and Labour
When requested to touch upon the submit and her suspension from Labour, Ms Azad mentioned she didn’t wish to remark.
Susan Brown, the Chief of the Labour Group at Oxford Metropolis Council and Liz Brighouse, Chief of the Labour Group at Oxfordshire County Council issued a joint assertion in relation to the submit.
It mentioned: “Following a latest submit on her Fb account about her Covid 19 vaccination, Cllr Jamila Azad has been suspended by the whips of each the Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford Metropolis Council Labour Teams, pending additional investigation.
“Cllr Azad has now eliminated the submit in query.
“We might be making no additional touch upon this matter till formal investigations into it have been accomplished.”
In accordance with the Authorities it’s at the moment unlawful for coronavirus vaccines to be administered exterior of the NHS.
A spokesman for the Division of Well being and Social Care mentioned the Medicines and Healthcare merchandise Regulatory Company had solely authorised Covid vaccinations to be used via the NHS.
The Authorities spokesman added: “It will be unlawful to manage vaccines exterior of the NHS and, if this occurred, the MHRA would take enforcement motion.”
Present Covid vaccinations which have been authorised embrace the Oxford-Astra Zeneca Vaccine, and the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
It’s unclear the place Ms Azad and her daughter, who works in London and the Center East, could have acquired the vaccine.