CNA(NZ) NPNZ - COVID-19 Position

Thank you to those of you who engaged with our query about your support for mandatory  Covid -19 vaccination for health workers.

Interestingly only 5 members expressed concern or active resistance.
The support or otherwise of the College or NPNZ will of course not change the outcome as Government has determined that it will be the case for a number of occupational groups regardless of our views. However we feel it is vital that the public see us as engaged and visible given that nurses are at both the frontline and the “engine room”  of the entire Covid response.
We are very mindful of the complexities inherent in mandating because of the challenges to personal freedoms, personal autonomy and personal privacy. But we have no concerns about the evidence based safety and value of the vaccine in terms of protecting people from the serious consequences of a Covid infection and reducing the pressures on our fragile health system.
We will therefore be supporting and not challenging the mandatory vaccination for health workers.  Please find attached the relevant position statement.
Ngā mihi nui

Prof Jenny Carryer CNZM    Executive Director (CNA)     
Sandra Oster NP MSN    Chair NPNZ 
Dr Mark Jones    Co Chair (CNA)  
Rhoena Davis NP    Co Chair (CNA)

pdf CNA(NZ) NPNZ COVID-19 Position (0.10MB)



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Click here to view the module


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