A NORTHERN IRISH doctor has revealed he's been receiving a lot of worrying threats after publicly promoting the Covid-19 vaccine.
Dr. Chris Hagan, who is the Medical Director of Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, said that he and his staff have been labelled 'Nazis' and 'fascists' due to their stance on the vaccine, and that the situation is getting quite scary for them.
Speaking to BBC Radio Ulster, Dr Hagan said that things began to escalate when he tried to encourage more people to get their first Covid jab online amid a rise in cases across Northern Ireland, causing delays for kidney transplant and cancer patients.
"I had people threatening me with summary street justice, I had people calling me a psychopath," he said.
"I’m a doctor, I come to work to try and do the best I possibly can for people in Northern Ireland.
"I was appalled, really sad and felt frightened."
Covid-19 vaccines have become quite the divisive topic, particularly in recent following announcements in Ireland and in the UK surrounding vaccine certificates.
In the Republic, laws were recently passed to ensure that only those who have been fully vaccinated may access indoor dining areas inside pubs and restaurants.
It was a move critics branded 'discriminatory', and in response, protesters attempted to sabotage a number of businesses when indoor dining resumed last week.
A number of pubs revealed they'd accepted dozens of fake bookings, made by protesters attempting to prevent paying customers from getting a table.