A hairdresser has copped fierce backlash over a controversial policy to refuse service to people who have had the coronavirus vaccine.
Yazmina Jade Adler, who owns the Khemia HI Vibe Frequency hair salon on the Gold Coast, wrote on Instagram: "We are not your hairdresser if you have had the Covid vax."
"We have decided to implement this into our salon for health and safety of our staff and clients," the salon wrote.
"The unknown health effects of the mRNA vaccine are not covered by our public liability insurance.
"We also have to take into consideration the 1000s of reported side effects this shot has shown so far, such as unusual signs and symptoms within the menstrual cycle, such as heavy bleeding, flooding, clotting."
The hair salon's comments come as information spread online claims women could experience adverse impacts simply by being near vaccinated people, which has been widely debunked by medical experts.
Gold Coast salon cops fierce backlash
People have slammed the hairdresser in the wake of the post, with former The Bachelor contestant Abbie Chatfield dubbing the decision "dumb as f***".
"I don't understand. You think people that have had the vaccine could somehow affect others?" another questioned.
"This post is utter nonsense," another said.
"While I'm sure you may be wonderful and skilled hair stylists, you are definitely not scientists, as evidenced by your ignorance here," a third added.
"Your lack of understanding of how mRNA works makes me question whether you paid attention in biology at high school.
"The vaccine cannot do any of those things you reported it doing."
Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie also hit out at the business on Channel Nine's Today show over the decision.
"I'm really not sure how that's going to go down to be honest," she said.
"I'm not sure the hairdressing business will last very long by her saying that."
ABC's News Breakfast finance presenter Madeleine Morris also spoke out about the policy.
"Seriously. This is why we need a credible, visible, vaccination campaign immediately. Like, yesterday," she tweeted.
Despite the immense backlash, hundreds were praising the salon's decision to refuse service to customers who had the vaccine.
Experts dismiss vaccine menstrual claims
In April, experts dismissed posts on social media claiming the vaccination could affect menstrual cycles.
Reproductive immunologist Alice Lu-Culligan said in The New York Times there was no evidence changes in menstruation were linked to the vaccine.
"Changes to their normal cycle can seem especially worrying in the wake of false rumours about the shots causing infertility, as well as news of rare blood clots," she said.
Immunisation expert and University of Sydney associate professor Nick Wood told ABC's CoronaCheck claims women were impacted simply by being near vaccinated people was "a bit nonsensical".
He added it was not "biologically plausible".
Ms Adler admitted to 7News her views were formed from a number of medical sites on the internet and different doctors speaking about the issue.
"It just comes back to 'we don't know enough'," she said.
"A lot of side effects I'm hearing in different forums are related to women's menstrual health, and also clotting and seizures.
"I'm concerned about the viral kind of shedding. A lot of women in particular are experiencing shedding from their uterus that's just randomly happening.
“Also, people who’ve had it, if they were to have some sort of reaction in my salon and in my shop, we’re not covered by our insurance company for that.”
Yahoo News Australia has contacted Khemia HI Vibe Frequency for comment.
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