Introduction

Nobody wants their child to suffer from disease or illness, but are vaccines the answer? Most literature about vaccination promotes the belief that the ‘benefits’ of vaccines outweigh any potential ‘risks’. This website contains information that questions both the effectiveness and safety of vaccines. Investigate before you vaccinate. Read the information that promotes vaccination and that which questions it.

Then you can decide for yourself.
Kathy Scarborough

We are encouraged to prevent diseases in our children by giving them vaccines. Diseases are described in fearful terms, while vaccines are the only solution offered to protect against and eliminate these threats. We are also told that unvaccinated children are not protected, and that we must have high vaccination rates or these diseases will return and, perhaps, become epidemic.

Despite this information, some parents choose not to vaccinate their children. They believe their children benefit by not having vaccines.

This website questions vaccination and contains information that is NOT routinely provided by immunisation services. The information has been sourced from medical journals, government publications, vaccine manufacturers’ information, books and articles by a variety of researchers.

The National Immunisation Schedule recommends an increasing number of vaccines, beginning at six weeks with the Infanrix Hexa and Synflorix vaccines (against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, hepatitis B, haemophilus influenza type B and pneumococcal). Parents question the impact vaccines have on the developing immune systems of their babies and children. They are concerned about adverse reactions to vaccines and their short- and long-term effects on health.

How effective is a vaccine when children contract the disease they are supposed to have been protected against? Teenagers are targeted for vaccines, with at least one recommended in high school and more in the pipe-line. The adult vaccine market has expanded and more vaccines are being introduced for the elderly.

Vaccination is a ‘whole of life’ schedule. You will be asked to consent to whooping cough and tetanus vaccine at 45, and again at 65 and annual influenza vaccination is recommended for everyone. More vaccinations are being added to the schedule every few years.

Over the past few decades, the rate of chronic illness in children – especially immune system and neurological/nervous system dysfunction – has increased dramatically. The life expectancy of future generations has shortened and chronic illness has overtaken infectious disease as the biggest public health burden.

VALID CONSENT

By law, everyone has the right to be informed of any possible side effect of a vaccine, yet this information is NOT
included in brochures that promote vaccines. Before consenting to a vaccination, The Immunisation Handbook 2017 states:

“The individual or parent/guardian needs to understand the benefits and risks of vaccination, including those to the child and community, in order to make an informed choice and give informed consent.”1

And, “Before immunisation:

ï ensure there are no known contraindications to immunisation.” 2

You are required to “Investigate Before You Vaccinate.” Upon researching, you will find it is impossible to ensure, prior to administering vaccines, that
there will be no adverse outcomes.

At this stage, vaccination is not a requirement to attend school or to receive any benefits or maternity care and there are no plans to make vaccination compulsory in New Zealand.

1 https://www.health.govt.nz/system/files/documents/publications/immshandbook-2-processes-safe-immunisation-mar18-v3.pdf
2 Ibid

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