- If you have been asked to comment on anti-vaccine videos, links and other misinformation by your friends and neighbours;
- if you are concerned that the marginalised and vulnerable communities in NZ are being swayed by vaccination doubts;
- if you are doubting NZ healthcare system’s capacity to look after endemic COVID, as well as everything else, then
PLEASE support the initiative from the NZ Women in Medicine’s group in signing this open letter to the NZ public and share it among your colleagues:
Kia ora koutou,
We are standing up for vaccination. Please click on the above link to sign this letter, written by the Doctors of Aotearoa New Zealand to the people of Aotearoa New Zealand in support of vaccination against COVID-19. You will need to provide your name, MCNZ number, qualification and specialty. That way we can verify each signature and ensure the legitimacy of the letter. Please also comment in the thread that you have signed, to keep this post on top of everyone’s feed.
There is an associated FAQ document that you can view from the Survey Monkey link if you wish to. The letter has been reviewed by public health physicians. The FAQs have been reviewed by public health physicians and IMAC. Both documents have gone through several layers of review and scrutiny.
We cannot thank ASMS enough for their support. We also have liaised with and are likely to receive the support of NZMA, the CMC, the chair of the CMO’s for Aotearoa New Zealand, the RDA and STONZ. We have been in direct contact with the Presidents of RNZCGP, NZCUC, ACEM, ANZCA and RACP - all of whom are behind this cause.
This is a group effort from the entire medical community of Aotearoa New Zealand to support vaccination against COVID-19. Please share the link with every doctor you know. Put it on your Facebook groups, forward it on Twitter, talk about it at work. We have this one opportunity to STAND UP, and we need to grab it.
Thank you all for everything you do every day for your patients. Kia kaha.