[…] Pem Bird of Ngati Manawa says they won’t be getting the jab just yet.
[…] “We’re not following the Crown’s directive. That has been our position for a while,” he said. “We won’t jump when we’re told to. We want the freedom to choose. We want a different vaccine.”
[…] Bird says in time they will know if the decision to wait for a different vaccine is right or wrong. “But in the end I am following what my heart and mind tell me.”
Meanwhile, the Medical Council is expected to announce soon what action it will take against Murupara GP Dr Bernard Conlon.
Conlon’s clinic doesn’t offer Covid-19 vaccinations to Murupara residents. In a newsletter posted by his medical centre on its Facebook page, Conlon spoke about his “concerns with informed consent for children and pregnant women”.NZ Herald
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