Health Professionals

Please Note: Having reached our goal of 500 signatures, we have closed the petition and sent the final data to the Minister of Health, thank you for your participation, and if you still wish to participate, please write the Minister of Health.

If you are an academic, scientist, or health professional, we urge you to:

  • Spread the word and share the campaign with your friends and colleagues.
  • If you represent a society, faculty, or health authority, please issue a media release announcing your organisation’s support for the campaign, and email us to add your organisation to our list of supporters.

Supporting Organizations

BC Centre for Disease Control UBC School of Population and Public Health

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We the undersigned respectfully request that the Natural Health Products Directorate of Health Canada cease issuance of DIN-HM numbers for nosodes, and revoke those of all currently registered nosode products, as their approval by Health Canada exposes Canadians to undue risk of contracting pertussis, measles, and other potentially fatal diseases.

Homeopaths and Naturopaths across Canada advertise nosodes to the public as effective vaccine alternatives. In issuing a DIN-HM for a nosode the NHPD assures Canadians that is safe, effective, and of high quality. However the assurance of efficacy is entirely unfounded as there is no high quality scientific evidence that these homeopathic preparations can provide protection against, nor relief from, any of the diseases for which they are being used.

As a result, when Canadians choose nosodes they are acting on false assurances and receive a dangerous undue sense of protection. In addition, every Canadian that chooses nosodes over vaccination decreases herd immunity in their communities, exposing themselves and others to further unnecessary risk. The outbreaks of measles, influenza and pertussis in recent years due to falling vaccination rates are evidence of the danger in this.

Furthermore, the approval of nosodes by Health Canada serves to undermine its own policies on vaccination and works in direct opposition to its involvement in Immunize Canada, and its joint efforts with regional health authorities to promote the recommended vaccine schedule for children.

We urge you to think foremost of the health and safety of Canadian families and stop the licensing of nosodes.


Thank you to everyone who has signed our petition.  Final confirmed signatures can be found below.

Latest Signatures
587Yenlinh ChungNorth VancouverPublic Health Nurse, R.N., B.Sc.N., B.Sc.Jun 23, 2013
586Peter FraserBrooklinJun 19, 2013
585duncan vincentJun 12, 2013
584Diane Hanna MillerOttawaRegistered Dental HygienistJun 12, 2013
583Earle AliMedical Radiation TechnologistJun 08, 2013
582Garry DallmannFort CollinsSenior Scientist, Ventria Biosciences.Jun 05, 2013
581Sarah PeltonPeterboroughRN / Clinic Coordinator, Partners In Pregnancy ClinicJun 05, 2013
580Andrew LukarisPrince GeorgeOphthalmologist and Vitreoretinal Surgeon, University Hospital of Northern BCJun 04, 2013
579Richard MaundrellThunder BayLakehead UniversityJun 04, 2013
578Jean-Yves HemlinLavalJun 02, 2013
577MAURICE DEVEREAUXMontrealJun 02, 2013
576Joseph HacklVaudreuilJun 02, 2013
575Pierre A RenaudMontrealSceptiques du QuébecJun 02, 2013
574demetrios babalisGreenfield ParkJun 02, 2013
573Michelle MurtiMay 30, 2013
572HEIDI KROGSTADVICTORIAMay 30, 2013
571Laura TuckerPitt MeadowsRN Public HealthMay 30, 2013
570Kathleen GahaganLondonOccupational TherapistMay 30, 2013
569Crystal SalterAbbotsfordPublic Health NurseMay 30, 2013
568Gail MadanayakePort CoquitlamPublic Health Nurse (Fraser Health Authority)May 30, 2013
567Michelle HattChilliwackPublic Health NurseMay 30, 2013
566Natalie SteeleAbbotsfordPublic Health NurseMay 29, 2013
565GAIL KYLEABBOTSFORDPUBLIC HEALTH NURSE, FRASER HEALTH AUTHORITYMay 29, 2013
564Toni HarfieldKelownaOccupational Health Nurse Specialist - Interior Health AuthorityMay 29, 2013
563Jennifer BarkerAgassizPublic Health Nurse/Fraser HealthMay 29, 2013
562Alicia BirchLangleyPublic Health Nurse - Fraser Health AuthorityMay 29, 2013
561angela robertsagassizPublic Health nurseMay 29, 2013
560Rena O'NeilCoquitlamPublic Health Nurse - Fraser HealthMay 29, 2013
559Deanne NickoletQuesnelOccupational Health Nurse SpecialistMay 29, 2013
558Tiffany HoldstockKamloopsOccupational Health Nurse Specialist - Communicable Disease Prevention ProgramMay 29, 2013
557Farah AliNew WestminsterPublic Health Nurse/ Fraser HealthMay 29, 2013
556Jaclyn EkkertMay 29, 2013
555Marlene HannahAbbotsfordPHN/Fraser HealthMay 29, 2013
554Cheryl SanchezPort MoodyPublic Health NurseMay 29, 2013
553Felicity HemmingDeltaRNMay 29, 2013
552Susan EllisBurnabyFraser HealthMay 29, 2013
551Donna BurtonNew WestminsterPublic Health NurseMay 29, 2013
550naomi mayabbotsfordPUBLIC HEALTH NURSEMay 29, 2013
549Pascale LavioletteSurreyFraser Health AuthorityMay 29, 2013
548Trisha HoffmannChilliwackRegistered NurseMay 29, 2013
547Serena SirignanoMaple RidgePublic Health Nurse - Fraser Health AuthorityMay 29, 2013
546Christine HodgsonCourtenayInstructor at North Island CollegeMay 29, 2013
545Cindy Marcotte Chilliwack RN/phsa May 29, 2013
544Andreas Michael KluftingerKelownaGeneral and Laparoscopic Surgeon, Kelowna General Hospital May 29, 2013
543Katherine BrechtelVancouverMay 29, 2013
542Jaimie WilliamsPublic Health NurseMay 29, 2013
541Margaret GrayEdmontonClinical Practice Leader -ID PharmacistMay 29, 2013
540Amy KluftingerKelownaMay 29, 2013
539Allan GibsonNanaimoProfessor, Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, BC CanadaMay 28, 2013
538Raquel GrahamMay 28, 2013

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