A controversial anti- vaccination film backed by disgraced doctor Andrew Wakefield is to be shown in Britain.
The documentary, called Vaxxed II: The People’s Truth, is due to be screened at a council-owned venue.
Campaigners warned the film ‘puts children’s lives at risk’, while the NHS said the ‘con-artists’ behind it ‘risk the health of our whole society’.
But the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, which owns the screening venue in Notting Hill, west London, said it did not plan to intervene to pull the screening.
The film called Vaxxed II: The People’s Truth is backed by disgraced doctor Andrew Wakefield (pictured right with supermodel Elle Macpherson)
Anti-vaxxers have hired a listed former church called The Tabernacle on January 26 and are selling tickets for £15, the Mail can reveal.
The council leases the building rent-free to the Carnival Village Trust, a charity given an annual grant of £95,500 by taxpayers. Wakefield was struck off by the General Medical Council in 2010 for his flawed research.
The film pushes discredited claims linking the MMR jab to autism, which he propagated in a now-retracted 1998 paper in The Lancet medical journal.