The secret underground network of ‘anti-vaxxer doctors helping HUNDREDS of families dodge compulsory immunisations’
Authorities are investigating a secret cell of anti-vaccination doctors amid claims they are helping families dodge compulsory immunisation of their children, reports Daily Mail.
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and Victoria’s Health Department are looking into allegations that at least three Melbourne GPs are offering services to those against vaccinations, the Herald Sun reports.
They include Dr John Piesse, who works at the Natural Healing Centre in Mitcham, and was captured on camera bragging about helping hundreds of families avoid getting immunised.
At a screening of controversial documentary Vaxxed earlier this month, Dr Piesse railed against ‘no jab no play’ regulations on childcare and ‘no jab no pay’ rules on family assistance payments.
He was filmed telling attendees that doctors can get around both and the clip was subsequently posted on an anti-vaccination Facebook page. They have helped over 600 families already!
‘I am a doctor who has been working hard for 18 months to try and help parents get exemption from ‘vaccinated pain for vaccinated play,’ with mixed success,’ he claimed.
‘I want you to know it is possible to get the exemption so there is hope,’ he told the crowd.
He explained that they needed a doctor’s letter of ‘contrary indication’ – provided the GP has the qualifications required for ‘no vax no play’ or is a registered medical practitioner for ‘no vax no play.’
‘It is deeply disappointing and concerning that after 12 months an investigation into Dr Piesse’s practice has not yet been concluded by AHPRA. It’s not good enough,’ he told the Herald Sun.
“By failing to vaccinate their children, parents are putting their kids and others in our community at risk of terrible diseases or death”
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