Petition launched by students facing ‘no jab, no degree’ ruling by university bosses

A petition has been started by AUT student Kellie-Ann Barnard objecting to the mandatory covid-19 vaccinations of university students to complete their degrees.

The petition – you can see it here – has been started by the student who says: “AUT health science students have been threatened that if they do not get the covid-19 vaccine they could fail their degrees, as they would not be allowed on clinical placement, which is part of the paper requirements.

“The covid-19 vaccine is still on clinical trial and is not mandatory for DHB staff. This is not a debate on vaccines, this is about giving students the right to decline the covid-19 vaccine, without it impacting on their studies, while no long term studies have been done.”

The petition states, quite correctly, the covid-19 jab is still on clinical trial (until 2023).

Barnard also says no studies have been completed with regard the vaccine’s impact on fertility or mutagenic effects – something that might concern young people.

News of the petition surfaced the day it was alleged on social media that a year 13 (17-year-old) girl may have died following a covid-19 jab. Although the facts are currently unclear and it is not known which type of vaccine the teenager was given.

A report in the New Zealand Herald says prime minister Jacinda Ardern has been told there is “no link” between the covid jab and a Ponsonby teenager dying of heart failure.

A known adverse reaction to Pfizer is heart inflammation.