Medical Association Chair: GPs cannot provide vaccine exemption certificates

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 9 Dec 2021, 8:25AM
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Medical Association Chair: GPs cannot provide vaccine exemption certificates

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 9 Dec 2021, 8:25AM

It's unclear whether a North Canterbury doctor will open her rooms today, after being caught issuing fake exemptions to the Covid vaccine.  

Dr Jonie Girouard who runs a weight loss clinic in Kaiapoi, has been secretly recorded by Newshub saying the Covid-19 vaccine is horrible medicine. 

She's issuing medical certificate exemptions to the vaccine, to people who don't fit the exemptions criteria. 

Medical Association Chair Alistair Humphrey told Mike Hosking only the Ministry of Health can issue a medical exemption. 

“A GP can only make a recommendation to the Ministry that you are exempt from the vaccine, they cannot actually give you an exemption certificate.” 

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