We're a community of parents, doctors, nurses, academics, scientists, lawyers and concerned others who share a common goal: to make the best decision for our children and young people.
Like you, we want to protect our children.
Like you, we feel bombarded by information.
Like you, we've got lots of questions.
If you have an open mind, an open heart and serious questions, you've come to the right place! Whether you’re a young person weighing up the risks and benefits of the Covid vaccination for yourself, or a parent looking to make the best decision for your child, we're here to give you some unbiased facts to help in this difficult decision.
As parents, we love our kids and want to protect them from harm. That’s why we’re delving deeper and asking questions. Our children are our future and the decisions we make for them today will impact them for the rest of their lives.
The 'hood is a community of Kiwis from all walks of life, seeking unbiased answers. Uninterested in politics and heartily opposed to division, we are parents, doctors, nurses, academics, scientists, lawyers and concerned humans who share a common goal: to make the best decision for our children regarding Covid vaccination.
We know there’s a lot of fear out there - and a lot of unanswered questions. Our mission is to help you find answers to those questions so you can make the best decision for your child and their future.
The biggest question keeping us awake at night? If the vaccine is as ‘safe’ as the government repeatedly claims, why are there so many serious adverse events and deaths reported, including here in New Zealand?
We aren’t ‘anti-vax’; in fact, many of us have vaccinated our children against measles, mumps, rubella and other childhood illnesses. But there are just too many unknowns with the Pfizer vaccine and not enough evidence to convince us that the benefits of vaccination outweigh the risks.
Whether or not we have chosen to be vaccinated ourselves against Covid, we know we have a duty of care to scrutinise the research for our children. We know it’s our responsibility to keep them safe; and to do this, we need to ask more questions and not just accept the information that’s being handed to us.
In the ‘hood we believe it’s essential we look beyond the government’s ‘safe and effective’ narrative and tap into the knowledge of international doctors and scientists who have observed first-hand the risk of Covid to children, and the benefits and risks of vaccination.
We know we need to consider real-world data from countries that have been administering the Pfizer vaccine to young people and learn from their experience before we can truly weigh up the risks and benefits of vaccinating our children.
So take your time to consider the facts rationally and calmly. Read widely. Remember, our children are relying on us to make the best decision for them and their future.
Did you know?
Every member of our society, especially health officials, parents and guardians, have a duty to protect innocent members of society, including children.
Did you also know...?
Transmission of SARS-COV 2 from children to adults is minimal and adults who interact with children do not have higher Covid-19 mortality. In fact, living with children has been shown to reduce the risk for the rest of the household. Studies have shown those over 65 living with children, are less likely to be hospitalised from Covid than those who are not.
We also know that schools are not drivers of transmission and that teachers are at no higher risk from Covid than the rest of the population, despite their daily close contact with large numbers of children.