Vaccination

Lies, Vaccines and the New Zealand Media

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Another day, another poorly-written and ill-advised scare story in New Zealand’s fabulous ‘print media’. This time, a piece in the Dominion Post claiming measles ‘could have been eradicated by now if it were not for anti-vaccine campaigners and conspiracy theorists’. Nothing to do with faulty live-virus vaccines, is it? According to the article, posted on Stuff.co.nz, […]


“Coming out” about your vaccination decision

Monday, February 4th, 2013

You’ve found out you’re pregnant, you’ve done your research and you’ve decided to have a vaccine-free, natural baby. Great! There’s just one small little problem…. You’ve now also unknowingly (or not?) joined a minority group of informed parents who are not following the crowd when it comes to vaccination. This might lead to some uncomfortable […]


Are non-vaccinators intellectually superior?

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Are non-vaccinators intellectually superior…or do they simply have better motherly instincts? I do not believe non-vaccinators consider themselves intellectually superior. The fact that Shelley Bridgeman chose her provocative title “Non-vaccinators believe they’re intellectually superior” based on the comments of two people, are obviously purely for sensation. You can read her full article here: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=10859544 I […]


Vaccine Deaths

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Let me make this very clear right off the bat: it is always a tragedy when a child dies. The cause of death makes no difference. Why do I mention this? Because I am seeing a very disturbing trend occurring more frequently among pro-vaccination groups – and that is the belief that it is okay […]


Hepatitis B Vaccine and the Newborn Baby

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

The first vaccine horror story I read was written by a father whose little girl had died after being given  her first Hepatitis B vaccine at 5 weeks (http://www.nvic.org/vaccines-and-diseases/Hepatitis-B/fatherstory.aspx). After reading this story, with tears still streaming down my face, I gladly crossed off the Hepatitis B vaccine from my unborn daughters’ pending vaccine schedule. […]


Vaccination in New Zealand – Know Your Rights

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Part 1 – A Quick Introduction to Your Parental Rights   New Zealand is one of the best countries in the world to be living in if you want to be able to choose what to do with you and your family regarding vaccines. I hear and read on a daily basis horror stories from […]


101 Reasons to NOT vaccinate – Part 4

Friday, December 7th, 2012

This is the final instalment of the 4 part blog entitled “101 Reasons to NOT vaccinate.” I have to admit that it’s been really interesting reading the comments that people have left on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/IASNZ) regarding the previous three blogs.   I am extremely disappointed, however, with the comments left by various pro-vaccination […]


101 Reasons to NOT vaccinate – Part 3

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

This week’s blog continues on from “101 Reasons to NOT vaccinate – Part 1 and Part 2.” To be fair, I had no doubts about the harms of vaccination when I started this blog, but even I was shocked as I kept on finding more and more reasons to not vaccinate. When you read through […]


Minimising Risks: Important tips for those who decide to vaccinate

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

So far, a lot of my blogs have been for those on the ‘we’ve decided not to vaccinate’ side of the fence – so I figured it was time to write one for those of you who have decided to go the other way and have your children vaccinated. Just to shake things up a […]


101 reasons to NOT vaccinate – Part 2

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

This blog continues on from last week’s “101 reasons NOT to vaccinate – part 1,” where we got up to reason number 38. This week we keep counting the reasons – there are another 63 reasons to go. Bear in mind that I didn’t actually have 101 reasons when I started this blog series, but […]