Salon Owner Bans Patrons Who Have Had 'Experimental' COVID-19 Vaccine

A small business owner has come under international fire for publicly posting on her salon's social media accounts that any patron who has taken the "experimental" COVID-19 vaccine would not be offered service.

On Monday, the Khemia HI Vibe Frequency Salon, located in Queensland, Australia, announced on Facebook and Instagram that the hair and wellness spot would turn away anyone vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Citing the "health and safety of our staff and clients," the salon claimed to be concerned with the well-being of employees and patrons in the facility.

"The unknown health effects of the mRNA vaccine are not covered by our public liability insurance," the post claimed.

The salon also cited concerns with "reported side effects," including "unusual signs and symptoms within the menstrual cycle, such as heavy bleeding, flooding, clotting ... at times in the cycle when its not normal to do so, seizures, blood clotting, bruising within the legs and so on.

"We will re-evaluate our policy when clinical trails of the experimental injection are completed in 2023," the post concluded.

Salon owner Yazmina Jade Adler told Newsweek that she came to the decision based on her own research.

"I decided this based on my own conversations and research done mainly around how this seems to be affecting [thousands] of women's menstrual cycles world wide," she said.

"The same symptoms and signs, all linking back to people who have had the COVID shot ... Heavy bleeding, massive clotting, Multiple periods within a month, long bleeds, extremely painful and so on.

"I personally didn't want to be around anyone who had had this shot, nor did I want my staff or clients around it," she added.

Despite Adler's concerns, an independent Newsweek investigation reported that the number of people safely vaccinated far outweighs the number of patients who suffer from serious side effects, with data proving that the Pfizer and Moderna inoculations are both safe.

The salon post quickly divided patrons on Facebook and Instagram. While several people cheered the salon for their decision, many derided them for their unfounded claims against the vaccine.

"Whether someone has had the shot or not is no one's ... business especially yours! Good luck staying in business," one Facebook follower commented.

"While I'm sure you may be wonderful and skilled hair stylists, you are definitely not scientists, as evidenced by your ignorance here," another wrote on Instagram. "Your lack of understanding of how mRNA works makes me question whether you paid attention in biology at high school ... Please do not buy into the baseless hype that causes misinformed decisions."

While some Facebook commenters called the choice "discriminatory," a report from 7NEWS noted that in Queensland, it is legal for businesses to turn away clients on the basis of medical concerns.

Adler told Newsweek that she feels there is not yet enough research into the longterm effects of the COVID vaccine.

"Until we know more and have done more research in regards to these unknown side effects, this is something I have put in place for now to keep us safe within my business," she said.

Adler also defended her decision on Instagram on Wednesday, firm in her choice as a business owner to not serve vaccinated patrons.

"Shame me, make me wrong for standing my truth," she wrote. "That's okay, because at the end of the day I am standing in my full integrity for what I believe!

"We all have a voice and get to express that however we want as business owners and individuals," she concluded.

In a series of Instagram stories posted on Wednesday, Adler reiterated that her salon clientele has the choice to seek service elsewhere if they do not agree with her.

"At the end of the day, this really just comes back to me doing what I feel is right for my business and my community," she said.

"It doesn't need to be anything more. It's not 'anti-vax' this, it's not 'I'm trying to discriminate.' It literally just comes back to me making a free will choice and putting that in, implementing that in within my business."

She slammed the "hate" and negative comments she received as well.

"I think that if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all," she said.

"We all get to make decision where we want to go for our hair and where we want to go in general ... We get to make the decision as individuals, as business owners, we get to choose what we want to do and where we want to go and where we want to be serviced and who we want to see."

Alternatively, other businesses are encouraging employees and customers to get vaccinated. Walmart is offering workers a $75 bonus as an incentive to get the vaccine.

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An Australian salon has remained firm in their decision to turn away patrons who have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Left to Right: Nathan Stirk/Getty Images, Hristo Rusev/Getty Images