Debra, New Zealand
Mandated Out of Job
I am still morning the loss of a 40 year old teaching career. I never thought the government would mandate vaccines on New Zealanders. The silence from the Ministry of Education and the Teachers Council after I refused the jab and was mandated out was truly heart breaking.
My name is Debra, and this is my true story.
I went to North Shore Teachers’ College at 17 and have spent the better part of my 63 years working in education, initially as a Primary School teacher and transitioning to Early Childhood when my own children were small. When my career ended I had a fabulous job working in an Early Childhood Centre in Orewa where I loved the children, their whanau and the colleagues I was fortunate enough to work alongside.