He paanui whakamohiohio, mo ngaa Maatua, Tupuna me etahi atu o ngaa whaanau me o raatau tamariki

Tihei Mauriora

E ngaa mana e ngaa reo e ngaa karangaranga maha teena koutou. Ka mihi ki to taatau Kaihanga mo oona manaakitanga katoa, me te mihi ki to taatau Kiingi, a Kingi Tuheitia me toona Whare Kaahui Ariki nui tonu. Paimarire kia raatau.  Ka mihi ki o taatau mate kua hinga, moe mai raatau ki roto i ngaa ringa o te atua.

Kaati, he Kaupapa karanga whakamohiohio ki ngaa maatua, matua keekee, whaea Keekee, ngaa kuramaahita me ngaa taangata hauora maatanga, me etahi atu o ngaa taangata e manaaki tamariki ana.

He Hootaka e kii nei he “Pakipuumeka Vaxxed” mai te  hunatanga tae noa ki te Whakangaarahu. He tuatahi teenei Pakipuumeka ka whakaaturia ki Aotearoa. Ka timata i te rua o ngaa ra o te marama o Aapireira (Hongongoi)’

No reira e te iwi ka huri au kiroto i te reo Paakeha.

Important information for:   
Parents, Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles, Teachers and  Health professionals  – And everyone else who cares about children

The documentary “Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe” is screening for the first time in NZ on April 2.

This important documentary is the true story of how a scientist from the United States Centre’s for Disease Control (CDC) confessed that he and his colleagues had committed scientific fraud in a study about autism.

The study was about measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism and the scientists had “omitted data from the published study”. The omitted data showed that the MMR vaccine was causing autism in some children.

The documentary, “VAXXED”, includes interviews with scientists and doctors.  It also includes interviews with parents of autistic children and provides insight into how difficult life can be for families affected by vaccine-induced autism.  

The MMR vaccine is used in New Zealand so the information in this  documentary is very important for NZ families and we hope that you will share the information about this film with friends, family and colleagues

To buy tickets for the premier of  this film (which is in English) please go to this link:    

 https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/vaxxed-from-cover-up-to-catastrophe-tickets-31979487508

The link for all other Vaxxed screenings in NZ is:

https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/d/new-zealand/vaxxed/

To learn more about the film, please visit this site: http://vaxxedthemovie.com/

The NZ website and Facebook links are below:   http://www.vaxxedaustralianewzealand.org/ https://www.facebook.com/vaxxedthemovienz/

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR PARENTS: Please note that in NZ, vaccination is NOT compulsory and vaccinations are NOT required in order for children to attend childcare or school. It is parents’ choice whether or not a child is vaccinated and parents can choose for their children to have some vaccinations but not others or to delay vaccinations. The organisation WAVESnz provides information about vaccination for parents. Its website is www.wavesnz.org.nz

 No reira e raurangatira ma,he korero whakamutunga teenei, ara ko too maatau tumanako ka whaanuitia atu koutou ngaa korerorero e pa ana ki teenei Pakipuumeka Vaxxed ki nga iwi. hapu me o raatau whanau katoa,.     

Kaati I ko nei, ma te waahingaro hei tiaki hei manaaki ia taatau i ngaa wa katoa.

Noho ora mai.

 

Website editor’s note:

A text entirely in Te Reo (Tainui-Maniapoto dialect)    is below:

 

 

TiheI Mauriora

E ngaa mana e ngaa reo e ngaa karangaranga maha teena koutou katoa. Ka mihi ki to taatau Kingi kia Kingi Tuheitia me toona whare kaahui nui tonu. Paimarire kia raatau.  Ka mihi ki o taatau mate kua hinga moe mai raatau ki roto i ngaa ringa o te atua.

Kaati, ko taatau teenei te hunga ora, teena taatau katoa.Anei ra,

He paanui whakamohiohio, mo ngaa;

Maatua, tupuna, Whaea Keekee, Matua Keekee Kura maahita, Taangata Hauora Ngaio. Me eetahi atu o ngaa whaanau me o raatau tamariki.

He pakipuumeka “Vaxxed: mai i te huna ki te whakangaarahu”. He tuatahi teenei ara, i te rua o ngaa ra o te marama o Aapireira o tenei tau ka whakaaturia ki Aotearoa nei ki runga I te Pouaka Whakaata.

He whai tikanga pakipuumeka tuuturu tenei e whakaatu ana i ngaa korero pono o teetahi Kaipuutaiao o te Tari Puutaiao Pokapuu mate hauora rangahau o Amerika, (CDC). E kii nei e ia, ko ia, me atahi o oona hoa kaimahi o te Putaiao i mahi hee kiroto o raatau mahi rangahau e pa ana ki te mate autism.  

Ko te rangahau  aro tika, e pa ana ki te Mate Karawaka, Repe huuware, pupuhi-rubella (MMR) rongoa Aaraimate me autism. Na aua Kaipuutaiao i raraungatia  kahore i puta kiroto i te paanui  matai ora. Na i puta te whakapae ko aua tuhinga korero, ko te MMR repe huuwhare pupuhi te take I paangia o taatau tamarki i te mate autism.

Tenei pakipuumeka, Vaxxed, he hotaka patapaatai ki ngaa Kaipuutaiao, ki ngaa taakuta me o raatau whakautu.  Me te whakauru i ngaa uiuinga ki ngaa maatua kua ngautia o raatau tamariki i te mate autistic, ki ko na, ka kitea  te nahua taumaha haarukiruki o ngaa whaanau e mate nei, ara na te tuku rongoaa aaraimate aakitanga autism.

Ko te MMR rongoa aaraimate e mahi ana ki roto o Aotearoa  nei, na reira ko ngaa korerorero whakamohiohio kua puta mai i tenei hootaka pakipuumeka ara, mo ngaa whanau o Aotearoa. Ko too maatau tumanako ki te whaanau ara korerorerohia, whakamohiohiotia teenei pakipuumeka Vaxxed, ki o koutou hoa whaanau whaanui puta noa.

Meena e hiahia ana koe ki te hoko teetahi tiikiti mo teenei Pakipuumeka (kei roto i te reo Paakeha) tono atu kiroto i te rauemi ipurangi kei raro nei.

https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/vaxxed-from-cover-up-to-catastrophe-tickets-31979487508

https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/d/new-zealand/vaxxed/

Meena e hiahia ano koe ki te whakamoohio i ngaa ahuatanga e pa ana ki teenei Pakipuumeka paatootoo atu kiroto i te ipurangi e whakaatu ana i raro nei.

http://vaxxedthemovie.com/

Ko te Pae Tukutuku o Aotearoa me te Pukemata tuhono kei raro nei.

http://www.vaxxedaustralianewzealand.org/

https://www.facebook.com/vaxxedthemovienz/

PAANUI WHAKAMOHIOHIO MO NGAA MAATUA:          

Me mohio mai koutou ara, kiroto o Aotearoa nei Te Rongoa Aaraimate KAREKAU te ture me te Tuku rongoaa aaraimate KAAOO mo ngaa tamariki e haere nei ki te kura o te Tari Puna Ora. Engari kei ngaa maatua a o raatau whakaaro meena e hiahia ana kahore raanei mo ta raatau taitamaiti ki te mau i te Tuku Rongoaa Aaraimate.

 Kei te roopu WAVESNZ ngaa mohiotanga katoa e pa ana ki teenei kaupapa Tuku Rongoaa Aaraimate mo ngaa maatua, whaanau  puta noa. Kei runga i te Hono-aa-rorohiko to raatau Pukemata, www.wavesnz.org.nz

 

No reira he korero whakamutunga,

Ma te waahingaro hei tiaki hei manaaki ia taatau I ngaa wa katoa.

Noho ora mai.

 

Website editor’s note:  Information in Te Reo (as well as Chinese, Samoan and Tongan) is available on this website thanks to the kindness of people who have volunteered their time to do translation.

If you are bilingual and would like to assist with translation into these or other languages, please email No Forced Vaccines via the contact form at this link: http://www.noforcedvaccines.org/contact/

Thank you.

Poster advertising Auckland premiere for Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe

 The documentary Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe is going to have its NZ premiere on April 2 in Auckland.

 

Information about the Vaxxed premiere in English may be found by clicking HERE. 

There is also information about the Vaxxed premiere in Chinese, Samoan and Tongan on this website and this information may be accessed by clicking  HERE.

Anyone who would like to help share information about this  event can download a PDF of a  mini poster by clicking on the green text below:

Vaxxed has your doctor been lied to duo poster for printing

The poster is A4 size and there are two mini (A5) size posters for each piece of paper.  While the poster has some red on it, it will print well in black and white.

The poster is suitable for letter box drops (provided people do not have a “no circulars” or similar notice on their letter box).

It is also suitable for  putting on community notice boards, on tables where information materials are allowed to be placed at libraries, churches and other community venues. etc.

Thank you in advance for any help that you would like to give with this outreach.

NB: Each of the mini posters has an image like the one below:

Proposal to Ban Unvaccinated Children from Childcare “Assault on Parents’ and Children’s Rights”

Proposal to Ban Unvaccinated Children from Childcare “Assault on Parents’ and Children’s Rights”

No Forced Vaccines, Press release March 14, 2017

 

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s support for banning unvaccinated children from childcare centres and preschools “shows a worrying lack of knowledge about the risks of vaccines and a lack of respects for the parents’ and children’s rights”, according to Katherine Smith, spokeswoman for No Forced Vaccines, a New Zealand based organisation that opposes forced or coerced vaccination.

“Parents have the right to choose whether or not to vaccinate their children,” Smith says, adding that Australia’s current childhood vaccination rate (95%) shows that most parents support vaccination.

Those parents who choose not to vaccinate, she says, are usually well educated middle class parents who have made this decision after carefully weighing up the risks and benefits of the procedure.

“Parents make vaccination decisions based on the best interests of their children,” Smith says, adding that vaccines were “well documented to cause a variety of side effects ranging from mild adverse effects to fatal adverse reactions” and while these risks were acceptable to some parents, others parents’ perception was that their children’s health was better served by avoiding the risks of vaccination.

“For a government to use any sort of coercive tactics to try to increase vaccination rates is not acceptable in a democracy where people have the right to make a free and informed decision about medical treatment.”

Australian parents who had made an informed decision not to vaccinate their children would no doubt be “extremely concerned about their Prime Minister’s proposal that their healthy children should be banned from childcare or preschool and the potential impact on their children’s education and family finances if such a discriminatory ban were to become a reality,” Smith added.

Smith said that she was “relieved” that the current NZ government, while a strong supporter of vaccination, did not consider denying unvaccinated children the opportunity to attend a childcare centre or preschool to be an appropriate way to increase vaccination rates.

She was concerned that a quote from Andrew Little suggested that he thought that the idea of banning unvaccinated children from childcare centres or preschools was worth considering.

“I hope that Mr. Little will reconsider this position once he gives the matter some thought. New Zealand parents deserve respect for the job that they are doing raising the next generation of New Zealanders and it is not the government’s place to interfere with the healthcare decisions that parents make in the best interests of their healthy babies and children by using coercive tactics to increase vaccination rates.

“I hope that Mr. Little will educate himself about New Zealand’s already very high vaccination rates, and how these have been achieved, as well as the reasons why some parents choose not to vaccinate their children” she added.

“I hope Mr. Little will attend the New Zealand premiere of the film Vaxxed:  From Cover-up to Catastrophe that details how evidence of a vaccine-autism link was covered up by scientists from the US Centers for Disease Control.  This will help him to understand why some parents prefer not to vaccinate their children – or to avoid the use of some vaccines that they consider to pose unacceptable risks to their children’s health”, Smith concluded.

 

ENDS

 

NB:  Information about the premiere of Vaxxed:  From Cover-up to Catastrophe (in English, Tongan, Samoan and Chinese) may be found by clicking HERE.

A NZ media report with comments by Minister of Health Jonathan Coleman and Andrew Little (leader of the Labour party) may be accessed by clicking HERE.

Talofa lava, Afio mai. Ua ou vakaulia atu oe i le fa’aalia muamua o lenei mataaga taua.

Talofa lava, Afio mai. Ua ou vakaulia atu oe i le fa’aalia muamua o lenei mataaga taua.

 

(Note to readers:  Most of the text on this site is in English.  Some information in other languages – such as this information in Samoan – is available thanks to the kindness of volunteers who have taken the time to do translation. If you are bilingual and would like to assist with translation, please contact No Forced Vaccines via this link: http://www.noforcedvaccines.org/contact/. Thank you.)

Talofa lava,

Ua ou valaaulia atu ma le fa’aaloalo lava ina ia e saofia ma faatasi mai mo le taimi muamua ole a maimoaina ai le ata tifaga e uiga ile mataupu faapitoa ole tui puipuia.

O lenei mataupu taua o le a fa’aalia e le ofisa suesue a saienitisi e tusa ai ma lo outou malu puipuia mai le sosolo o nei faama’i e pei ona aafia ai totonu o aai o Amerika.

O nei su’esu’ega o lo’o faaalia ai le taua ma le aoga ole tui puipuia, ia puipuia mai ai ai e pei o fa’ama’i ole misela, fa’ama’i  fula ma le fa’ama’i lipela (MMR vaccine), aemaise ai fo’I le fa’ama’i o le autism na a’afia ai nisi o alo ma fanau. Ia o nisi nei o auala su’esu’eina e mafia ona e sailiili ma maimoa iai i le ata fa’aperetania. O se fesoasoani atu lea aua se fa’amalamalamaaga o tou fa’amaumauga aua le alo atu mo le maimoaina olenei  ata tifaga taua.

 

Faafetai lava mo lou taliaina o lenei tusi valaaulia.

Talitonu le loto o le a e faasoa ma tufatufa atu lenei mataupu taua tele i ou aiga, uo ma e masani aemaise ai le au faigaluega.

Ma le fa’aaloalo lava,

Fa’afetai,  Fa’afetai lava,

Fa’asoifuaina ma ia manuia.

 

http://www.vaxxedaustralianewzealand.org/
https://www.facebook.com/vaxxedthemovienz/

Information about Vaxxed NZ premiere in English and other languages

The documentary Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe is going to have its NZ premiere on April 2 in Auckland.

 

Information about the Vaxxed premiere in English may be found by clicking HERE. 

There is also information about the Vaxxed premiere in Chinese, Samoan and Tongan on this website.

To access the information in Chinese please click HERE.

To access the information in Samoan please click HERE.

To access the information in Tongan please click HERE.

Please share the links above with friends for whom Samoan,  Tongan or Chinese is their mother tongue.  Thank you.

 

NB: All the information on this website is made available thanks to people who have kindly volunteered their time.  If you are bilingual and would like to assist with translation, please contact No Forced Vaccines via this link:  http://www.noforcedvaccines.org/contact/

Thank you.

 

告知與父母的重要信息之接種疫苗背後的事實真相

告知與父母,爺爺奶奶外公外婆,叔叔阿姨,教師,健康專家和其他任何關心孩子們的重要信息:

 

(Note to readers:  Most of the text on this site is in English.  Some information in other languages, such as this information in Chinese, is available thanks to the kindness of volunteers who have taken the time to do the translation. If you are bilingual and would like to assist with translation, please contact No Forced Vaccines via this link: http://www.noforcedvaccines.org/contact/ . Thank you.)

 

一個關於接種疫苗背後真實故事的紀錄片即將在四月二號第一次在新西蘭正式放映 — “Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe”

 

這個紀錄片來源與一位美國疾病控制中心科學家的真實故事:他宣稱他和他的同事在一次關於自閉症的研究案例中犯了科學性的舞弊罪. 這個研究案例主要是關於麻疹,腮腺炎,風疹(MMR)疫苗和自閉症的 以及科學家們從科研報告中刪除有關這類科研成果的. 但是這些被刪除的科研數據卻揭露了, 有些患有自閉症的孩子正是由於接受了麻疹,腮腺炎和風疹(MMR) 疫苗的預防接種.

 

這個紀錄片”Vaxxed” 不僅包含了科學家和醫生之間的面對面訪談,也包括了和一些患有自閉症孩子的父母之間的訪談. 這些訪談道出了由於接種疫苗引發的自閉症而導致一些家庭生活的辛酸史.

 

這個 MMR 疫苗在新西蘭是被實用的,因此這個紀錄片裏的信息對於新西蘭的每一個家庭是很重要的. 我們希望當您獲知這個信息後將會把這個紀錄片分享於您的朋友,親人和同事.

 

如果您想購買這部電影(英文版本)的首映門票,請關注這個連結:

https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/vaxxed-from-cover-up-to-catastrophe-tickets-31979487508

 

如果您想更多的了解這部影片,請訪問網址:http://vaxxedthemovie.com/

 

新西蘭的網站和臉皮書的連結如下:

http://www.vaxxedaustralianewzealand.org/

https://www.facebook.com/vaxxedthemovienz/

 

 

各位家长请注意

在新西兰,預防疫苗接種並非是強制性注射給小學生和学龄前儿童的.

家长完全有权决定是否或何时注射相關疫苗的.

Wavesnz (新西兰预防接种警示组织 )

将为各位提供有关疫苗预防接种的各种信息。网址是 www.wavesnz.nz

Koe ongoongo mahu’inga ‘eni kihe ngaahi matu’a tauhi fanau

Important Information for Parents

Koe ongoongo mahu’inga ‘eni kihe ngaahi matu’a tauhi fanau

(Note to readers:  Most of the text on this site is in English.  Some information in other languages – such as this information in Tongan – is available thanks to the kindness of volunteers who have taken the time to do translation. If you are bilingual and would like to assist with translation, please contact No Forced Vaccines via this link: http://www.noforcedvaccines.org/contact/. Thank you.)

Koe ongoongo mahu’inga ‘eni kihe:

  • Ngaahi matu’a tauhi fanau

  • fanga kui

  • fanga tokoua ‘oe fa’e pea mo e tamai

  • kau faiako

  • kau ngaue fakafalemahaki pea moe kau ngaue kihe mo’ui lelei

  • Pea pehe foki, ki ha taha pe ‘oku mahu’inga’ia he longa’i fanau.

 

Koe ngaahi fa’unga fakamatala (fekau’aki pea moe huhu malu’i ‘a e longa’i fanau iiki) oku ui koe “Vaxxed”: From Cover-up, to Conspiracy” ‘e fuofua hulu’i ia ‘i he fale faiva ‘ihe ‘aho 2 ‘o ‘Epeleli i Nu’usila ni.

Koe ngaahi faúnga fakamatala ko eni, ko e fa’u mei ha talanoa mooni ‘a e tokotaha ngaue fakasaianisi mei he potungaue ‘i Amelika koe Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Ko e fakamatala ‘a e tokotaha ni, ko ene vete hia ki he ‘enau fai hala ‘o fufu’i ‘ae ngaahi mo’oni mahu’inga fekau’aki mo e fokoutua faka’atamai ko ia ‘oku ‘iloa koe Autism. Koe ngaahi fekumi ni ‘oku fekau’aki mo e huhu malu’i  (a ia ‘oku ui ko e MMR) mei he mahaki ‘e tolu ko e misele, mō pea moe lupela foki, o ‘ilo ia koe faito’o ni ‘oku ne hanga ‘e ia ‘o toe fakatupu ‘a e mahaki kehe pe ko e fokoutua ‘oku ne uesia fakaatamai e longa’i fanau iiki ‘e ni’ihi,.

Ko e ngaahi faúnga fakamatala ni, pe ngaahi fakatotolo kuo hiki pe tohi he Vaxxed, ‘oku kau ai mo e ngaahi fakamatala hono faka’eke’eke ‘a e kau toketā fakaésino mataotao he mala’e ni. Pea ‘oku to e kau atu pe foki mo e ngaahi fakamatala hono faka’eke’eke e ngaahi matu’a tauhi fanau, na’a nau fu’u faingata’a’ia pe uesia lahi kinautolu, tupu mei hono ngaue’aki e MMR ki he huhu malu’i e longa’i fanau ni. (Ko e longa’i fanau ‘oku nau fokoutua pe puke he fokoutua fakaatamai ko ‘eni ( autism ) pe ko e faingata’a’ia fakaatamai ( atamai vaivai pe tuai fakaatamai hufanga he fakatapu ) ‘oku nau to e fepaki foki mo e langa lahi ki he konga ki lalo honau kete, pea ‘oku ne to e uesia foki mo ‘enau lea pe feitu’utaki pea pehee ki honau ulungaanga pe to’onga mo’ui e longa’i fanau iiki ni.) 

 

‘Oku lolotonga ngaue’aki foki he lolotonga ni ‘e he Potungaue Mo’ui ‘a  Nu’usila ni, ‘a e MMR ki hono huhu malu’i e longa’i fanau, ko e ngaahi fakatotolo kuo hiki, ‘oku mahu’inga ke ‘ilo’i ia he ngaahi famili kotoa pe ‘i Nu’usila ni, pea ‘oku ‘i ai e faka’amu te tau fakaa’u atu pe feitu’utaki e ngaahi mo’oni mahu’inga ni fekau’aki mo e faiva ni, ke inasi ai hotau ngaahi famili, ngaahi kaunga me’a pehee ki he kaunga maheni kotoa pe.

 

Kapau ‘oku ke fie mamata he fo’i faiva ni, pe ko ha’o fiema’u tikite pea ke toki lomi pe vakai’i e ki’i website link ko ‘eni ‘i lalo
https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/vaxxed-from-cover-up-to-catastrophe-tickets-31979487508
Kapau oku iai ha’o toe fie’ilo kehe fekauaki pea mo e faiva ni, pea ke kataki toki vakai’i hifo pe ki’i link ko ‘eni ‘i lalo.
http://vaxxedthemovie.com/

 

Ko e ki’i website ‘eni ‘a Nu’usila ni pehee ki he peesi he Facebook ‘i he link ‘i lalo.


http://www.vaxxedaustralianewzealand.org/
https://www.facebook.com/vaxxedthemovienz/

 

FAKATOKANGA KI HE NGAAHI MATU’A TAUHI FANAU: Kataki ka mou fakatokanga’i ange, ‘i Nu’usila ni ‘oku ‘ikai ke kouna pe fakamalohi’i ha taha ke huhu malu’i kimu’a pea toki hu ki he ako, pe ko e ngaahi feitu’u ‘oku tokanga’i ai e fanau te’eki ke ako. Ko e fili tauataina pe ‘a e matu’a taki taha pe ‘e kau atu ‘e nau fanau iiki ki he huhu malu’i pe ‘ikai, pe ‘e tatali pe. ‘I he fie tokoni ‘a e potungaue pe kautaha ko ia ko e WAVESnz ‘oku nau omai ai pe fakaataa mai e ngaahi fakamatala ni fekau’aki mo e huhu malu’i ki he ngaahi matu’a tauhi fanau. Pea ko e nau website eni www.wavesnz.org.nz

 

Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe to screen in NZ

Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe is a documentary that focuses on how the US Centers for Disease Control covered up a vaccine-autism link. (To learn more about this film you may like to visit the documentary website )

Its premiere in NZ will take place in Auckland on April 2 and tickets are now on sale via this link

https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/vaxxed-from-cover-up-to-catastrophe-tickets-31979487508

A special website for New Zealand and Australian screenings of Vaxxed is: http://www.vaxxedaustralianewzealand.org/

If you are a Facebook fan, you may like to go to this special Facebook page to learn more:  https://www.facebook.com/vaxxedthemovienz/

WAVESnz an organisation that supports parents’ rights to make an informed decision about vaccination is supporting Vaxxed screenings in NZ.

If you would like to learn more about WAVESnz, please click HERE to visit their website.

 

How NZ Health Professionals Could Have Been Affected by a Coercive Vaccination Policy

Editor’s Note

The information on this page summarises the concerns of No Forced Vaccines following the 2011 Report of the Health Select Committee following its enquiry into “How to improve immunisation completion rates in NZ”.  This information has been archived on the No Forced Vaccines website to help new members who are health professionals understand the concerns of  No Forced Vaccines members, many of whom are health professionals.

In 2012, the government announced that it did not plan to link access to school or early childhood education or parental benefits to children’s vaccinations.  (See: http://www.noforcedvaccines.org/nz-government-vaccination-policy/immunisation-decision-important-victory-for-human-rights/)

If any of the recommendations relating to health professional that were made in the 2011 Report that are summarised below have been instituted, please let No Forced Vaccines know through the Contact Form.

Thank you.

 

 

Introduction

Many of the recommendations  in the Health Select Committee Report following its Inquiry into “How to improve immunisation completion rates in NZ” will affect health professionals if they are adopted by the government.

The Report was published on the parliamentary website on March 24, and may be read in its entirity at this link: .

http://www.parliament.nz/NR/rdonlyres/BADCF722-D377-4451-8602-1E00938BFC74/188894/DBSCH_SCR_5060_Inquiryintohowtoimprovecompletionra.pdf

 

Recommendations that affect parents

The report makes a number of recommendations, including linking children’s vaccination status to enrollment in early childhood centres and schools as well as for the government to consider linking vaccination status to “existing parental benefits”.  It appears that there is an agenda to force parents to choose between an “all or nothing” policy when it comes to vaccination, with parents either obtaining an exemption from  vaccination for their child or signing him/her on for ALL the recommended vaccines in order for him/her to enrol in an early childhood education service or school. (These recommendations can be read on Page 6 of the Report).

The proposed vaccination target is 95% of babies and children up to the age of 4 years, with an “age appropriate target” for 11 year olds. (See Page 5 of the report.)  Page 33 of the Report also states that access to the 20 Hours Free ECE could be withdrawn from children unless their parents comply with the new vaccination policy.

 

Plan to increase access to childbirth education and promote vaccination to expectant parents attending childbirth education classes

There is a plan to expand childbirth education services for first time parents, as explained in this paragraph of the report:

“Some submitters argued that immunisation information is crucial during the antenatal, birth, and perinatal periods. We were told by the ministry that DHBs are required to fund pregnancy and parenting education for at least 30 percent of the population of pregnant women in each area. The Primary Maternity Services Notice 2007 contains clauses requiring the provision of ministry information about immunisation to clients during the third trimester of pregnancy, but DHB midwives are not covered by this legislation. The ministry is creating a service specification for the pregnancy and parenting education that is provided or funded by DHBs, to be implemented by 1 July 2011.”[Page 23 HSCC report]

The summary of recommendations on page 7 of the Report contains some recommendation which have specific relevance to LMCs and childbirth educators.

“that the Ministry of Health strengthen the legal and contractual requirements for health professionals involved in maternity care to provide scientifically credible immunisation information, in contexts including antenatal classes (page 25)

“that the Ministry of Health build websites about immunisation with content written by and designed for antenatal educators, lead maternity carers, and well child providers (page 25)

“that it fund free antenatal classes for all first-time parents, and ensure that scientifically credible information about immunisation is provided to them (page 25)”

It appears the the author of the Report (presumably Dr Paul Hutchison) is concerned that parents receipt of “discouraging” information about vaccination during pregnancy could be one of the “factors that prevented immunisation rates from rising”. (Page 19)   Dr Hutchison made his preferences regarding vaccination policy crystal clear as early as 2005 when he wrote in the NZ Herald “And I repeat: all preschools and schools make it compulsory for children to present a certificate that either confirms the child has been immunised or confirms the parent has made a firm conscientious objection.”  http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=3577255

 

Plan to use contracts with health professionals to infringe on their rights to free speech

The Report of the Health [Select] Committee further states:

“The ministry should also ensure that all contracts for immunisation services oblige the contracted party to promote immunisation, and the evidence behind it. We consider that all health care professionals should be prevented from undermining the national immunisation programme.”  [Page 24 HSC report]

and

From Dr Nikki Turner’s “Six star plan” (which the Health Select Committee has recommended that the government adopt):

All health care professionals to be under a legal obligation to neither promote nor disseminate immunisation information that is not evidence-based and not supported by the national programme.”  [emphasis added – Page 32 HSC report]  (As you may already be aware, until recently IMAC, Dr Nikki Turner’s employer, acknowledged on its website financial support from the Ministry of Health as well as five companies involved in manufacturing and/or distributing vaccines to the NZ market; the link was removed in 2010 after it was publicised.  The “Funding” page on IMAC’s website now states that it now has a link  mostly funded by the Ministry of Health but also acknowledges “private industry” as providing “minimal funding”  for “special projects”. See  http://www.immune.org.nz/?t=1021 )

The proposed legal prohibition against the dissemination or promotion of “immunisation information” that is “not supported by the national programme clearly has important implications for health professionals.

Many parents are concerned about the possible side effects of vaccination and wish to discuss areas of controversy with their family doctor or practice nurse before making a decision about vaccination in general (or one vaccine in particular.)

Currently some Ministry of Health produced materials (which presumably, the Ministry of Health considers to be “evidence based”) contain statements that, frankly, are deceptive when it comes to dealing with possible risks pertaining to some vaccines.  For example, currently (April 5, 2011) the Ministry of Health website makes the following statement regarding hepatitis B vaccines:

“Severe risks associated with Hep B or Hib-Hep B vaccines

“Anaphylaxis occurs extremely rarely.
“No links have been reported between the vaccine and multiple sclerosis (a disease of the nervous system), diabetes, or encephalitis.”

http://www.moh.govt.nz/moh.nsf/indexmh/immunisation-diseasesandvaccines-hepatitisb

However a five minute search on the Net brings up references to the medical literature that demonstrate evidence of a link between MS and hepatitis vaccination (  http://www.primalhealthresearch.com/study/id/0741/ ) although it appeared to be confined to one brand of Hepatitis B vaccine.  There is also evidence of link between hepatitis B vaccination and diabetes ( http://www.vaccines.net/1TOPEDJ.pdf )  and leukoencephalitis has been reported following hepatitis B vaccination http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/33/10/1772.full.  (Another study of eight patients who developed neurological problems following hepatitis B vaccination reported on how the MRIs initially suggested encephalitis but ongoing inflammation suggested MS as an appropriate diagnosis. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10430433 )

Clearly  the statement on the  Ministry of Health’s website that there  are “No links” between Hepatitis B vaccines and these conditions is incorrect.  Nevertheless, this is the Ministry of Health’s official position on this matter.

Consider a hypothetical situation in which a parent were to raise concerns, about, for example, Hepatitis B vaccination and a GP (or practice nurse) were to discuss the evidence above, putting it into the context that these potential adverse effects are rare, given that most children are vaccinated and few develop diabetes, MS or encephalitis … would this doctor or nurse be considered to be guilty of “undermining the national immunisation programme”?  Would the medical practice’s contract with the Ministry of Health be put at risk?

On the other hand, if in this same hypothetical situation, the GP or practice nurse did not disclose known links between a vaccine and particular condition after an enquiry from a parent – and the child subsequently developed a condition that has been linked to the vaccine, the health professional could face a complaint to the Health and Disability Commissioner  from the parent on the basis that s/he withheld information necessary to make an informed decision about the vaccination.  This would obviously cause the health professional concerned and his/her employer considerable stress and result in adverse publicity that could impact on the health professional’s career and business where s/he works.

Let us consider another example, one in which a health professional who has strong religious beliefs concerning abortion – for example a Catholic, Muslim or Buddhist health professional – chose to disclose to parents (who were members of the same faith) in the context of a consultation relating to their child/ren’s health – that the rubella viruses in the MMR vaccine are cultured on a human diploid cell line derived from aborted foetal tissue.  Would this violate their “legal obligation to neither promote nor disseminate information” that is “not supported by the national programme”?

New contract provisions could impact on doctor-patient relationships

Doctors and nurses in general practice (particularly those that serve stable communities) know that the respectful relationships that they develop with the patients help to facilitate the delivery of both preventative health care as well as the effective  management of acute and chronic health problems.

One of the recommendations in Dr Turner’s “Six star plan” – which the Report recommends that the government adopt, states:

  • Health professionals involved in immunisation service delivery to be committed to offering timely immunisation to all children for best protection (i.e. keeping to the recommended schedule time frames).

This recommendation obviously raises problems for those medical professionals in cases in which parents who support vaccination but would prefer to wait until a baby is older than six weeks before beginning to vaccinate him/her.  Health professionals  could face considerable conflict between respecting parents’ decisions and maintaining a good relationship with the family and meeting contractural requirements  if the medical practice’s vaccination delivery programme contract specifies rigid timelines for vaccination services.

Coerced vaccination of children could lead to coerced vaccination of adults

Many of the recommendations in the Report appear to be modeled on the vaccination system currently in use in Australia which in 1997 adopted a similar policy to Dr Nikki Turner’s “Six star plan” regarding vaccination requirements for school entry and eligibility for childcare subsidies as part of the “Seven Point Plan”. (This Seven Point Plan is discussed on Page 16 of the Health Select Committee’s Report.)

Ten years after this policy was introduced the human rights of health professionals to choose their own healthcare without coercion was under assault in New South Wales with a directive in 2007 stating that existing employees in the public health system had to submit to disease screening and vaccination procedures or (with very few exceptions) be barred from working in “high risk” areas of the NSW public health system. It also appears that health professionals applying for jobs (and health care students applying for practicum placements) in the NSW public health system must agree to undergo screening and vaccination procedures in order to gain employment or practicum placements. The relevant document can be downloaded from the following link:

http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/policies/PD/2011/PD2011_005.html

 

Conclusion

Thank you for taking the time to read this summary.  If you are concerned about the issues raised on this page, please read the full report of the Health Select Committee as there may be other recommendations in the Report that are of personal or professional significance.  If you would like to help with the campaign against the infringements on human rights represented by the recommendations in the Report, please check out the “How you can help” suggestions and/or contact the No Forced Vaccines coordinator  through the Contact FormThank you.

 

Information about measles and measles treatments:

Website editor’s note: The information below is a brief introduction to measles and measles treatment options.  it is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace personalised advice from a health professional.

 

Measles and Its Symptoms

In people who are usually healthy, measles is usually a mild-moderate illness.

The initial symptoms are often “cough and cold” type symptoms and may include a runny nose, cough, red eyes (viral conjunctivitis) and an elevated body temperature (fever).  (Please note that during this period of the illness, and until at three days after the emergence of the rash, people who have measles can easily spread the virus to others.  People who are immunocompromised remain infectious for longer; please seek professional advice about the risk of transmitting measles to others if you are in this situation.)

The rash of measles generally appears 3-5 days after the other symptoms. Diarrhoea and vomiting can also be measles symptoms in some cases. The first couple of days of emergence of the rash is usually when the patient is sickest; thereafter their condition should improve.

Treatment Options for Measles

The conventional treatment for measles is bed rest and “supportive care”, including plenty of fluids to ensure that a feverish patient does not become dehydrated.  (Occasionally IV fluids are needed.)

The website emedicine.com states that “Fever management with standard antipyretics is appropriate.”  However, please note that giving medication to reduce the body temperature has the potential to reduce the response of the immune system and therefore prolong or worsen illness. (See: http://www.australianprescriber.com/magazine/18/2/33/5/ )

Supplemental vitamin A may be given to people who have measles and in fact in recommended by the WHO for all children with measles. (Information about dosages of vitamin A for children with measles may be found at this link: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/966220-treatment#d12 – Please note that these are large dosages of vitamin A and as such they are designed for short term use, not long term use.)

People who have a significant immune deficiency may be offered measles immunoglobulin as part of a plan to prevent or treat measles. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/966220-treatment#d13

If someone with measles develops a bacterial ear infection or a secondary bacterial chest infection, antibiotics can be used to treat these complications.

Other treatments that have been used for people with measles include supplementary vitamin C.  (IV vitamin C may be needed in severe cases.)

Measles is listed in Curing the Incurable by Thomas Levy, MD (ISBN 1-4010-6963-0 ) as being “Curable and Preventable” with vitamin C and includes some of Klenner’s case histories including that of an uneventful recovery of a child suffering from measles encephalitis (inflammation of the brain – which according to the NZ Ministry of Health occurs in one in 1000 people who get measles.)  Prompt treatment of encephalitis, regardless of the cause is important since the condition may result in death or survivors may be brain damaged.

IV vitamin C has also been used successfully to treat viral pneumonia which is another serious complication of measles and one that is more much more common than encephalitis. (According to the Ministry of Health, about six percent of people who develop measles develop pneumonia as a complication.)

Many New Zealanders will be familiar with the story of Waikato farmer Mr. Allan Smith who was critically ill with double  white-out pneumonia in both lungs and alive only because he was on life support.  An ECMO machine was oxygenating his blood for him.) As reported on 60 Minutes “Living Proof” Mr Smith made a complete recovery after being administered high dose intravenous vitamin C.

Other treatment options:  Vitamin D is important for resistance to infections.  Many people may have marginal or deficient levels of Vitamin D due to use of sunscreen, sun avoidance or some medical conditions.  Blood tests for vitamin D are available (although there may be a charge to the patient)  and high-dose prescription vitamin D tablets are available in NZ for people who need these.  (These tablets should be kept out of reach of children as they do not come in childproof packaging.)

Further information about measles (including the more unusual complications) and more information about treatments may be found at this link: http://www.naturalmedicine.net.nz/vaccination/whats-worse-measles-or-the-vaccine/ )

The NZ Ministry of Health’s “Immunisation Handbook” (available online) has information about the rarer complications of measles which are not mentioned in this article.

Concluding comments:

While measles is usually a mild-moderate illness in usually healthy people who have good nutrition, some of the complications of measles can be life-threatening.  While the risk of disability or death from measles is generally very low in NZ, certain people are at higher risk of developing complications including babies under the age of one, people who develop measles as adults, and people who are immunocompromised, including people who are taking high dose steroids or are undergoing chemotherapy for cancer.  For pregnant women, who are not already immune to measles, a measles infection can be very serious with miscarriage or premature labour among its risks.

If you or your child have been in contact with someone who has measles and you want to consult a doctor or other health professional, please phone ahead of your visit to the clinic so that arrangements can be made to minimise your risk of transmitting the virus to people for whom measles carries higher than normal risks.

NB: Please note that the information on this section of the website is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for advice from a doctor or other competent health professional.