A Facebook post circulating across social media is drawing attention to United Airlines, which is being accused of being “anti-vaccine.”
The post, which started to trend Saturday night, shared an article from an unnamed abortion rights group that claimed United Airlines employees have access to vaccines that, if administered by unvaccinated individuals, might pose a danger to the fetus. One commenter in particular took to Facebook to threaten a customer service agent who failed to give them the medical information they were looking for about a specific flight with unvaccinated passengers.
“These are our beliefs, and we feel their beliefs are not part of common law, let alone United’s,” United told Bloomberg, which reported the story.
The airline said it has taken “measles, mumps, rubella, and other vaccine preventable disease-containing vaccines out of their nonexempt flight schedules and not allowed them on unexempt flights.”
United does permit vaccinations for acquired diseases, such as meningitis and polio, but it remains to be seen how this stance will impact patients in the event of an emergency.