How Members Can Help

Suggested ways in which members can help include:

  • Email the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Health and Associate Member of Health (and the relevant opposition party politicians) to let them know that you find any policy that coerces parents into vaccinating their children to be unacceptable.  There is a template letter you can adapt to your own use and email addresses on the Resources page of this site.
  • If you are a union member, please consider raising the issue of the importance of workers being able to make decisions about vaccination without any sort of coercion with your union representative.
  • If you are a teacher, please consider  informing colleagues at your own workplace and other early childhood centres and schools about the issues around vaccination and informed consent, and the importance of ensuring that in staff communications with parents, that parents understand that vaccination in NZ is voluntary and is not a requirement for enrollment in an early childhood service and school in NZ .
  • If you area member of a political party, please consider raising the issue of how coercive vaccination policies violate human rights at local meetings and with party members in positions of authority.
  • Reporting back to the website coordinator (via this site’s Contact form here http://www.noforcedvaccines.org/contact/) about steps taken to prevent discrimination on the basis of vaccination status so that successful strategies can be shared with other members.
  • Emailing the website coordinator with the URL if you see anything relating to the vaccination issue in the media, (such as the on-line version of the NZ Herald, NZ TV station websites etc.) If you see something relevant in the print media, please clip or photocopy the relevant page(s) and email the No Forced Vaccines coordinator through the Contact form here http://www.noforcedvaccines.org/contact/ to get an address to which you can post it.