This section of the site contains resources that you can use to help inform others about the proposed changes to vaccination policy. Please check back here regularly as more resources will be posted as soon as they are ready.
Information flyer (A5)
To download a PDF of a flyer that you can print off and distribute to parents who may not have internet access please click on the links below. The A5 flyer is designed so that you can use one peice of A4 paper to make two A5 size (double sided flyers) NB: The current A5 flyer has problems with insufficient borders around the text and is difficult to print because of this. It will be replaced with another version as soon as possible.
No Forced Vaccines A5 flyer
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Information flyer (A4)
To download a PDF of a flyer that you can print off and distribute to parents who may not have internet access please click on the link below. The A4 flyer is a double-sided A4 flyer which gives more information than the A5 flyer.
No Forced Vaccines A4Flyer
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To download A4 size posters please click on the link below. These posters may be printed and displayed on noticeboards at community centres, shop windows (with the owner’s permission) etc. You may also like to email them to your friends. To download the posters please click on the links below:
The first poster (at the link below) discuses how aluminium hydroxide Al(OH)3, used as an ingredient in some vaccines has been shown to cause brain damage in laboratory animals.
The second poster (at the link immediately below) informs parents about how cells derived from aborted foetal tissue are used in the manufacture of some vaccines, included some of those recommended for children such as the MMR-II vaccine.
Vaccine ingredient po#B74C3
Template letter for MPs
The first resource is a suggested template letter that you can cut and paste into an another document, personalise and email it to your MP, the Prime Minister, the Minister and Associate Ministers for Health etc. Email contacts for the Prime Minister John Key and Deputy Prime Minister Bill English are posted below the template letter, as are contact details for most other MPs in NZ. (Omissions are unintentional and will be corrected time permitting.)
NB: Deputy Prime Minister Bill English is a Catholic who opposes abortion. If you are also a Catholic (or a member of any other religion that prohibits abortion) you may wish to personalise any letter that you may send to Mr English to state your views and remind him that cells from aborted human foetal tissue are used in the manufacture of the MMR vaccine and that parents need to maintain the right for their children to have other vaccines, should they wish, but avoid the MMR if its use conflicts with their religious beliefs.
Website editor’s note: Since these template letters were written (in 2011), the government decided against instituting the recommendations of the Health Select Committee that are described in the template letters below. These letters have been left on the website for archival reasons.
Template letter for MPs
Your phone etc
Dear [MP’s name here]
On March 26, 2011, the Health Select Committee made a report to the government on its Inquiry into how improve completion rates of childhood immunisation.
You can read the full report here:
There are three recommendations in this report that are extremely disturbing.
One proposes to restrict the right of children who have not received all the vaccines recommended (for their age) from enrolling in an early childhood centre or school. (Children whose parents have decided that they should not have any vaccines will be allowed to enroll in early childhood centre or school but only if their parents state in writing that have have decided against vaccination.)
This is the recommendation:
“We recommend to the Government that it strengthen the requirements on parents to present immunisation information when their children enrol at early childhood centres or schools. The required immunisation information should consist of either a certificate demonstrating that the child has received all the appropriate vaccinations, or a written statement that the parents have declined to immunise their child. We consider this should be implemented within one year.” [Page 20, emphasis added]
I believe that this discriminates against children on the basis of which vaccines they have (or have not) received and when.
I also think that the proposal by Dr Nikki Turner (on page 33 of the Report) that 20 Hours Free Early Childhood Education could be withdrawn from children whose parents have not supplied proof that they have received all vaccines (for their of their age) or a signed declaration have decided against vaccination is discriminatory and wrong.
WHAT THIS MEANS IS THAT IF THESE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE ACCEPTED PARENTS WILL NO LONGER HAVE THE CHOICE AS TO WHICH VACCINES THEY CHOOSE IF THEY WANT TO EXERCISE THE CHOICE TO VACCINATE THEIR CHILD. Given that some vaccines have been shown in the medical literature and elsewhere to have life threatening side effects, I believe that any regulation removing the right of parents to choose which vaccine(s) they want their child to receive is dictatorial and dangerous.
The other recommendation that I find objectionable is the recommendation on Page 6 that the government direct the Ministry of Health to consider “examining the possibility of linking existing parental benefits to immunisation.”
At a time when many families are facing unprecedented financial stress due to the economic downturn and the Canterbury earthquake, any proposal that might financially penalise families who do not follow the vaccination schedule recommended by the Ministry of Health is morally wrong and completely unacceptable.
Given that vaccines can cause serious side effects in some children, parents must retain the right to decide which vaccine(s) they want their children to have – and not be coerced into allowing their children to be injected with any vaccine(s) if they are concerned that the risks of the particular vaccine(s) outweigh the potential benefits.
I hope you will do everything in your power to support parents’ rights to make health care decisions for their children without duress or financial disadvantage.
Template letter for MPs – Te Reo version
This is a translation of the key points in the letter above into Te Reo so that it is available to send to MPs who understand Te Reo.
Tena koe e te Rangatira
I te 26 o Poututerangi o tenei tau, i hanga te Health Select Committee i tetahi
ripota ki te kawanatanga mo te patai o pehea te whakawhanui o te rongoa
whakawatea mate (immunisation) o nga tamariki.
Ka ahei i a koe te panui ki konei:
He raru taku i nga tutohu e toru o tenei ripota.
Ko te tuatahi te whakakati o te tamaiti ki te haere ki tetahi kura, kohanga
ranei, mena kahore te tamaiti i homai nga wero nira katoa. (Mena kua whakatau nga matua korekau katoa nga wero nira mo ta raua tamaiti, a kua tuhi ta raua tenei, kei te pai ki te haere ki te akomanga.)
Ko tenei te tutohu:
“We recommend to the Government that it strengthen the requirements on parents to present immunisation information when their children enrol at early childhood centres or schools. The required immunisation information should consist of either a certificate demonstrating that the child has received all the appropriate vaccinations, or a written statement that the parents have declined to immunise their child. We consider this should be implemented within one year.” [Page 20]
Ehara tenei i te pai mo te tamaiti.
He kino hoki te tutohu o Takuta Nikki Turner (i te wharangi 33 o te ripota) ki
te tango nga haora 20 koreutu i nga matua mena kahore raua he tohu o nga wero nira o a raua tamariki, te whakatau kahore ranei.
Ko te tikanga o tenei, kahore nga matua ka whiwhi ko ehea o nga wero nira ki te hoatu ki nga tamariki. Te katoa, korekau ranei noa iho. Ki te tuhinga hauora, he tino kino te mate a muri etahi o nga wero nira. Na reira mena ka tango tatou i te aheitanga o nga matua ki te whiwhi ehea nga wero nira e pirangi ana, he tino kino.
Ko te tutohu ke e kino ana au, te tutohu i te wharangi 6. Ko te tutohu me ki te
kawanatanga ki te Manatu Hauora ki te titiro ki te “examining the possibility
of linking existing parental benefits to immunisation.”
Inaianei te wa uaua mo nga whanau no nga ru whenua, no te wa uaua moni o te ao katoa hoki. Ka whakakino tatou te moni o tetahi o nga whanau e whiwhi ana ko ehea nga wero nira pai, ko ehea kino. Kahore te whakautu ki tenei.
I tetahi o te wa ka tino whakamauimaui etahi o nga wero nira i etahi o nga
tamariki. No reira he mea nui ka ahei nga matua ki te whiwhi ko ehea nga wero nira pai, ko ehea he kino.
Ko toku tumanako ka whakaae koe i te kaupapa nei a ka mahi koe ki te tautoko i te aheitanga o nga matua ki te whiwhi hauora mo a ratou ake tamariki.
Tena rawa koe i te whakarongo ki taku korero.
IMPORTANT NOTE CONCERNING MP’s EMAILS:
I have been informed by a member that some of the links below are no longer active. However, if you copy and paste the relevant address into an email, the MP should still receive your message. Thank you!
Update: Some of these addresses may be out of date. I apologise for this and I will fix it as soon as I can.
John Key’s personal site email link
Deputy Prime Minister:
Bill English’s email
Minister of Health:
Tony Ryall’s National Party email
Associate Minister of Health
Maori Party contact form for Tariana Turia
Other government MPs:
1) National Party MPs contact details
Hon Gerry Brownlee
Phone: (04)817 6802 (Parliament)
Phone: (03)3590582 (Electorate
Hon Simon Power
Phone: (04)817 6803 (Parliament)
Phone: (06)3237253 (Electorate)
Hon Dr Nick Smith
Phone: (04)817 6805 (Parliament)
Phone: (03)5472314 (Electorate)
Hon Judith Collins
Phone: (04)817 6806 (Parliament)
Phone: (09)2997426 (Electorate)
Hon Anne Tolley
Phone: (04)817 6860 (Parliament)
Phone: (06)8677571 (Electorate)
Hon Christopher Finlayson
Phone: 043878154 (Parliament)
Phone: 043878154 (Electorate)
Hon David Carter
Phone: (04)817 9321 (Parliament)
Phone: (03)3840008 (Electorate)
Hon Murray McCully
Phone: (04)817 6810 (Parliament)
Phone: (09)4780207 (Electorate)
Hon Tim Groser
Phone: (04)817 6811 (Parliament)
Hon Dr Wayne Mapp
Phone: (04)817 6812 (Parliament)
Phone: (09)4860005 (Electorate)Hon Steven Joyce
Phone: (04)817 6813 (Parliament)
Phone: (04)8176813 (Electorate)
Hon Georgina te Heuheu QSO
Phone: (04)817 6814 (Parliament)
Phone: (07)3776298 (Electorate)
Hon Paula Bennett
Phone: (04) 817 6815 (Parliament)
Phone: (09)8388161 (Electorate)
Hon Phil Heatley
Phone: (04)817 6816 (Parliament)
Phone: (09)4389992 (Electorate)
Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman
Phone: (04)817 6818 (Parliament)
Phone: (09)4198021 (Electorate)
Hon Kate Wilkinson
Phone: (04)817 6819 (Parliament)
Phone: (03)3107468 (Electorate)
Hon Maurice Williamson
Phone: (04)817 6820 (Parliament)
Phone: (09)5720000 (Electorate)
Hon John Carter
Phone: (04)817 6822 (Parliament)
Phone: (09)4077219 (Electorate)
Hon Nathan Guy
Phone: (04)817 6821 (Parliament)
Phone: (06)3679110 (Electorate)
Hon Hekia Parata
Phone: (04)817 8270 (Parliament)
Phone: (04)2330707 (Electorate)
Dr the Rt Hon Lockwood Smith
Phone: (04)8176862 (Parliament)
Phone: (09)4266215 (Electorate)
Phone: (04)817 6946 (Parliament)
Phone: (06)8340207 (Electorate)
Phone: (04)817 6949 (Parliament)
Phone: (03)6831386_Timaru (Electorate)
Phone: (04)817 6625 (Parliament)
Phone: (06)8703480 (Electorate)
Phone: (04)817 9884 (Parliament)
Phone: (027)2103020 (Electorate)
Phone: (04)817 8226 (Parliament)
Phone: (07)5799016 (Electorate)
Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga
Phone: (04)817 8215 (Parliament)
Phone: (09)6220300 (Electorate)
Phone: (04)817 8221 (Parliament)
Phone: (09)8150278 (Electorate)
Phone: (04)817 8218 (Parliament)
Phone: (07)3765563 (Electorate)
Phone: (04)817 8224 (Parliament)
Phone: (03)4777330 (Electorate)
Phone: (04)817 8227 (Parliament)
Phone: (09)3782088 (Electorate)
Phone: (04)8178239 (Parliament)
Phone: (04)5687210 (Electorate)
Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi
Phone: (04)817 9303 (Parliament)
Phone: (09)2789302 (Electorate)
Phone: 048178225 (Parliament)
Phone: (03)3440418 (Electorate)
Phone: (04)8178232 (Parliament)
Phone: (06)7582919 (Electorate)
Phone: (04)8179509 (Parliament)
Phone: (04)4617193 (Electorate)
Dr Cam Calder
Phone: (04)8176615 (Parliament)
Phone: (09)5244930 (Electorate)
Phone: (04)817 8230 (Parliament)
Phone: (07)3485871 (Electorate)
Phone: (04)tba (Parliament)
Phone: tba (Electorate)
Phone: (04)817 6937 (Parliament)
Phone: (07)8343407 (Electorate)
John Hayes ONZM
Phone: (04)817 9096 (Parliament)
Phone: 08002HAYES (Electorate)
Dr Jackie Blue
Phone: (04)817 6942 (Parliament)
Phone: (09)6294982 (Electorate)
Hon Tau Henare
Phone: (04)817 6934 (Parliament)
Phone: (09)8349239 (Electorate)
Phone: (04)817 9517 (Parliament)
Phone: (03)5776930 (Electorate)
Phone: 048178229 (Parliament)
Phone: 078460055 (Electorate)
Phone: (04)817 6898 (Parliament)
Phone: (09)5783691 (Electorate)
Phone: (04)817 6797 (Parliament)
Phone: (03)2187749 (Electorate)
Phone: (04)817 6959 (Parliament)
Phone: (03)3658297 (Electorate
Phone: (04)817 6944 (Parliament)
Phone: (06)3489150 (Electorate)
Phone: (04)8179357 (Parliament)
Phone: (06)7656608 (Electorate)
Phone: (04)4719161 (Parliament)
Phone: (07)8232264 (Electorate)
Phone: (04)817 6936 (Parliament)
Phone: (03)7684528 (Electorate)
Phone: (04)817 9507 (Parliament)
Phone: (07)8683529 (Electorate)
Phone: (04)817 6958 (Parliament)
Phone: (03)4347325 (Electorate)
2) Maori Party MPs
The Maori Party has a confidence and supply agreement with the National Party and are thus provide crucial support the National-led government. (This being said, there was no representative from the Maori Party in the Health Select Committee that produced the Report so the Maori Party should not be assumed to support the coercive recommendations.)
All the Maori Party MPs may be emailed by using the contact form on their website:
3) Act Party MPs
The Act Party has a confidence and supply agreement with the National Party and are thus provide crucial support the National-led government. (This being said, there was no representative from the Act Party in the Health Select Committee that produced the Report so the Act Party should not be assumed to support the coercive recommendations.)
Office Of Hon Rodney HideHon Rodney Hide
WellingtonPhone: 04 817 6823
Email: email@example.comOffice Of Hon John BoscawenHon John Boscawen
WellingtonPhone: 04 817 6828
Office Of Hon Sir Roger DouglasHon Sir Roger Douglas
WellingtonPhone: 04 817 8245
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgOffice Of Hon Heather RoyHon Heather Roy
WellingtonPhone: 04 817 8244
Email: email@example.comOffice of Hilary Calvert
Phone: 04 817 6631
ACT Head OfficeACT New Zealand
PO Box 99651
Auckland 1149Phone: 09 523 0470
Fax: 09 523 0472
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgEpsom Electorate OfficeACT New Zealand
PO Box 9209
AucklandPhone: 09 522 7464
While they are not in government now, one day some of these MPs may be so it is a good idea to educate them about how important it is that parents retain the right to freely choose which vaccine(s) they have and at what age.
Labour Party MPs
(NB: Steve Chadwick is a woman.)
Kris Faafoi email c/o
Hon Rita Mirinui email c/o
Green Party MPs
Progressive Party MP