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Health Freedom NZ Newsletter Action Alert! Health Select Committee Report recommending effectively forced vaccinations for children in NZ?

Health Freedom NZ Newsletter Action Alert

On March 24th 2011 the Report of the Health Select Committee’s Inquiry into “How to Improve Immunisation Completion  Rates” in New Zealand was presented to Government. The Government had six weeks to respond to the report.

The report represents a significant attack on parents’ rights to make health care decisions for their children.  You can find the full report at this link:

The Health Select Committee, under the leadership of Dr Paul Hutchison, has produced a report that not only recommends raising the targeted vaccination completion rate to 95% for NZ children aged 0-4, it also proposes a target be set for 11 year olds.

Most alarmingly this report also recommends that the government make children’s enrollment at early childhood centres and schools dependent on parents producing proof of their children’s vaccination status and further suggests that government consider linking “existing parental benefits” to vaccination.

If the Government accepts the recommendations in the report, it appears that parents will be forced to choose whether their child has no vaccinations – or all vaccinations on the schedule – in order to be able to supply the documentation necessary to enroll their child in a school or early childhood education centre. 

Eligibility for the 20 Hours Free Early Childhood Education may also be restricted to children who have had all recommended vaccinations according to Page 33 of the Report.  Moreover, it is also possible that parents who do not comply with this “all or nothing” approach to vaccination (for example those who want their children to have some vaccines, but not others) may face financial penalties such as loss of Government child benefits (See Page 34 of the report).

Christians (and others) who decide against MMR vaccination because of the use of “human diploid cells” derived from aborted foetal tissue in its production, or for any other reason, could be particularly badly affected if the government adopts these sort of discriminatory policies.

We are in an election year; if you disagree with the recommendations in the report,  please act now and contact your local MP and opposition parties candidates. Here is the list of current MP’s.

Please forward this message widely and visit the website as soon as you can for more information and for ideas  on how you can help with the campaign to resist the erosion of human rights threatened by this Report.

May 12, 2011 - Posted by | Human rights, Uncategorized

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