To make an informed decision about medical care and medical treatment is not only your right but your responsibility. If you are a parent or primary care-giver it is a right and a responsibility that you hold on behalf of the child or children in your care.

According the New Zealand Ministry of Health (MoH) “Consent is a fundamental concept in the provision of health care services, including immunisation.”

The critical issue is whether or not that consent is informed. Health professionals in New Zealand have a legal obligation to obtain informed consent before any medical treatment or procedure, including vaccination. Informed consent can only be provided by a patient or caregiver (parent) when the patient or caregiver has considered all the information pertaining to the risks and benefits of the proposed treatment or procedure.

If you are visiting this website seeking information on vaccination you are already engaged in the process of making an informed decision. But please, don’t stop here. Don’t just read what we have to offer and base your decision on that.

Feel free to check out the resources we have listed on our Vaccine Resources page. It has links to vaccine information on a wide variety of websites, both pro-vaccine and pro-choice.

WAVESnz does not advise people not to vaccinate but facilitates an informed decision making process. The decision about whether or not to vaccinate is a personal one that should be made after much research and consideration.

To make a truly informed decision about vaccination you must seek out information from the pro-vaccine side of the debate and the pro-choice side of the debate.

As this website is developed we will try to provide a wide range of information and links to other sources of information. WAVESnz will make every effort to keep the information up to date and accurate, as we will do with our links to other sources of information. However, you must remember that the information provided here, while it might ultimately be comprehensive is not ever going to be complete. What you choose to do with the information provided on this site and the decisions you choose to make are your responsibility. Any reliance you place on any information you find on this website is strictly at your own risk. We hope you will check out the information provided here for yourself.

You can click here to visit our page of links to other website information.

After all it is your decision whether or not you vaccinate and we believe our role is to facilitate your decision making by enabling you to have access to information you may otherwise find difficult to find. We will not bear any responsibility for the decisions you make.

By using the information presented on this website, you agree to take FULL responsibility for yourself. Self-help requires intelligence, common sense, and the ability to take responsibility for your own actions. You have the right to choose whether or not to have any medical treatment including vaccination.

WAVESnz encourages you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.

If you are the sort of person who is not inclined to take responsibility for your decisions, who seeks out someone else to blame if everything doesn’t turn out “happily ever after”, or wants someone else to tell you what to do, the next bit is especially for you.

Disclaimer and Legal Information

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In no event will WAVESnz, or any of its officers representatives or members, or any participant, contributor, endorser, or other associate of any kind thereof, be liable for any loss or damage, including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever from any activities arising out of or in connection with the use of this website. WAVESnz or any of its officers representatives or members are not responsible for the results of any actions taken on the basis of information in this publication, nor for any error or omission and they expressly disclaim all and any liability to any person in respect of anything done or omitted to be done by any person in whole or partial reliance upon the whole or any part of the contents of this website.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of WAVESnz We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. We include only links that will be helpful and offer views on both sides of the vaccination debate; the inclusion of any links does not imply a recommendation or endorsement of the views expressed within them.

The information on this site is intended for and applicable to New Zealand audiences.

If medical advice is required the services of a competent health professional should be sought. Views and opinions expressed in articles posted on this website are those of the authors, and are not necessarily those of WAVESnz.