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IAS Urges Parents "Investigate Before You Vaccinate"


IAS Urges Parents ‘Investigate Before You Vaccinate’ for Immunisation Week

The Immunisation Awareness Society is reminding all parents to 'investigate before you vaccinate', in light of National Immunisation Week, which started yesterday.

Whilst the Ministry of Health is calling for increased rates of vaccination, the IAS urges that parents seek out information before having children vaccinated.

"Unfortunately, many parents are handed meaningless glossy pamphlets prior to their children being injected, in spite of the rules around gaining informed consent prior to carrying out any medical procedure. Few parents, if any, are warned of the potential dangers of vaccines, which may contain a number of highly toxic substances, allergens, viral fragments and/or contaminants etc, many of which manufacturers describe in their own data sheets - available from Medsafe. Many of these can cause serious adverse effects.

“The most common complaint of those who contact us, is that most health professionals not only minimise the potential for these reactions when speaking to parents, but refuse to report them to CARM. Many parents are also unaware that vaccines have limited efficacy, with outbreaks starting and occurring frequently in vaccinated populations (including the recent pertussis outbreak), that vaccines may only target limited strains, and that live-virus vaccines such as MMR can shed and spread viruses such as measles for weeks following vaccination," says spokesperson Erin Young.

"Because of this, anyone considering vaccinating themselves or their child, would be wise to read widely on both sides of the issue, and make sure you know what you’re doing, why, and the potential consequences. Our message is, “Investigate before you vaccinate”.

“There is a wealth of material available from books, the government's Medsafe website, scientific journals, and articles online, as well as anecdotal data on sites such as Youtube both for and against vaccines. Understanding all the issues is an important part of giving true informed consent with any medical procedure, and vaccines are no different."

About us: The IAS is a voluntary, non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting informed choice on vaccination in New Zealand.
Website: www.ias.org.nz
Facebook: www.facebook.com/IASNZ

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