Act Party leader’s endorsement of Welfare Working group proposal “puts vulnerable children at risk”

No Forced Vaccines Press Release April 22, 2015   Act Party leader’s endorsement of Welfare Working group proposal “puts vulnerable children at risk”   Act Party leader David Seymour’s support for the Welfare Working Group’s proposal to link children’s vaccination to parental benefits is misguided because it risks harming vulnerable children.   That’s the warning from Katherine Smith, spokeswoman for No Forced Vaccines, a group that opposes coerced or forced vaccination.   In 2012, the Welfare Working Group recommended “that beneficiaries be required to ensure that their children complete the 12 Well Child/Tamariki Ora health checks including completion of the immunisation schedule, (unless they make an informed choice not to.)”   “At the time of the Welfare Working Group’s pronouncement, No Forced Vaccines pointed out that any policy that infringed on parents’ rights to make healthcare decisions for their minor children was ‘an insult’ to parents who were receiving a benefit,” Mrs Smith continued.   “Moreover, any policy that forces parents to ‘choose’ between their child having all vaccines or none, puts children’s health at risk,” she added.   The greatest risk, of an “all or nothing” stance regarding vaccinations, Mrs Smith explained, would be for children who had begun to have progressively more serious adverse reactions to each vaccine that they received.   “Under normal circumstances, if a child were having increasingly severe side effects after each injection, many parents would decide against further vaccinations for that child,” Mrs Smith said, noting that in many case histories of vaccine-injured children, “a pattern of worsening reactions to each vaccine is evident prior to a child suffering a severe reaction...

Election Guide (2011)

Election Guide On October 28, 2011, No Forced Vaccines sent out a questionnaire regarding political parties policies concerning vaccination and specifically asking about parties’ positions about the recommendations of the Report of the Health Select Committee following its Inquiry into how to increase vaccination rates. (The text of the questionnaire will be at the bottom of this page.) The coordinator for the site is not a member of any political party and does not know the political affiliations (if any) of the great majority of members/supporters of No Forced Vaccines. Members of political parties who disagree with their party’s vaccination policy may like to consider working within their party to reform its policy. NB: Letters from MPs/spokespeople from other parties concerning the Report of the Health Select Committee may be read at this link: http://www.noforcedvaccines.org/political-responses/     To date(12/11/11)  two political parties have responded to the questionnaire. In order of response, the replies have been received from:   Democrats for Social Credit (reply received 10/11/11) Act  (reply received 11/11/11)   Reply from Democrats for Social Credit “As a general indication of the Democrats for Social Credit approach to these matters (a) we are in favour of the public being given complete information regarding vaccines and (b) we absolutely oppose any compulsion regarding vaccination. I have attached further comment (in red) to the individual questions below. Yours sincerely, David Tranter Health Spokesman Democrats for Social Credit.”   BELOW IS THE FULL REPLY FROM THE DEMOCRATS FOR SOCIAL CREDIT. ANSWERS TO SPECIFIC QUESTIONS ARE IN RED. Dear Sirs/Madams, On behalf of the group No Forced Vaccines I request your party’s position regarding key...
MPs Respond to Vaccination Issue

MPs Respond to Vaccination Issue

Political Responses This page is where the responses of members of  different political parties to the issue of freedom of choice concerning vaccination are posted.  (Political parties can email the Coordinator through the Contact page with statements or press releases on the issues raised by the Report of the Health Select Committee following its Inquiry into how to increase immunisation completion rates and similar issues.) The coordinator for the site is not a member of any political party and does not know the political affiliations (if any) of the great majority of members/supporters of No Forced Vaccines. The Health Select Committee  that produced the Report on increasing vaccination rates was a multi-party committee and included representatives from National, Labour and also included one Green party MP. (The majority of the MPs were National Party MPs.) Any MPs who were part of the Select Committee who disagreed with the recommendations in the Report had the option of producing a minority report. The fact that they did not do this suggests that the parties listed above agreed with the coercive recommendations in the Report at least at the time that it was written.  (The Green Party has since gone on record as opposing the coercive recommendations – see below.) If you are a member of a political  party, and disagree with the recommendations in the Report, you may like to address this issue within your party. There are currently six political responses (they are ranked in most recent to least recent): 1) An email from Peter Dunne (leader of UnitedFuture, Minister of Inland Revenue and Associate Minister of Health) stating his...