Stuff – Gloriavale leaders give community members option to have Covid-19 vaccine
By Joanne Naish – Stuff – 01/10/2021
The leaders of the isolated Gloriavale Christian Community have told its members they can choose to be vaccinated against Covid-19.
This is a U-turn from its past anti-vaccination stance.
The community has previously blocked the West Coast from hitting immunisation targets as its babies are not given vaccines. The community has a population of about 500 and about 35 births a year.