November 25, 2021
Vaccination right choice to keep tamariki safe
A polio survivor is urging whānau to get vaccinated to protect their tamariki.
John Forbes and his sister Maea Marshall contracted polio as children in 1955 before a vaccine was available.
He and his sister still have partial paralysis and weakened bones and muscles.
He says because the Covid vaccine is still not available for under-12s, people should consider the long term harm that might happen if their tamariki were to get the virus.
“Those are the ones that don’t have a choice. An adult has a choice, but if he really loves his family, he would make the right choice,” Mr Forbes says.