The 'shameful' comments of Queensland's top doctor have come back to haunt her with anti-vaxxers using her remarks to make disinformation posters.
Chief health officer Jeannette Young has been quick to slam the flyers pinned up across Melbourne calling them 'nonsense'.
However the black-and-white image accurately quote her remarks in June where she discouraged young people from getting vaccinated with the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine.
The 'shameful' comments of Chief health officer Jeannette Young have come back to haunt her with anti-vaxxers using her remarks to make disinformation posters (pictured)
'I don't want an 18-year-old in Queensland dying from a clotting illness who, if they got COVID, probably wouldn't die,' the poster says with a picture of Dr Young.
She made the comments after the federal government announced anyone over 18 could immediately request the British jab.
Australian health authorities had previously restricted its use for those aged under 50 after it was linked to extremely rare blood clots.
Dr Young at the time went on to say: 'We've had very few deaths due to COVID-19 in Australia in people under the age of 50.
'Wouldn't it be terrible that our first 18-year-old in Queensland who dies related to this pandemic died because of the vaccine?'
But with fatal blood clots occurring at a rate of about one in 1 million in Australia and largely affecting those with underlying health conditions, her comments provoked outrage in the medical community.
Many said her 'fear-mongering' position on AstraZeneca risked derailing the nation's already lagging vaccine progress.
Dr Jeannette Young (pictured getting vaccinated) called the anti-vaxxer posters 'nonsense'
Federal Finance Minister Simon Birmingham in the aftermath slammed Dr Young and Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk labelling their stance 'shameful' and 'deeply unhelpful' as the government tries to combat hesitancy.
'The politicisation of the vaccine rollout that has been attempted by some, particularly by some state politicians in Queensland, is shameful,' he told Sunrise.
'It is the case that Australians who are young who contract Covid can go to intensive care units and do have a risk of dying from Covid.
'That risk is higher than the risk of the clotting