7:05 AM Thursday Jul 21, 2011
The Employment Relations Authority has refused to reinstate a Northland nurse sacked for not having an emergency kit on site while giving school students HPV vaccine.
Natalie Lewers was a senior public health nurse employed by the Northland District Health Board to immunise students in the Whangarei and Kaipara area.
Last August 24 she was leading a team vaccinating pupils at a Whangarei high school.
Although they had no kit with emergency equipment for any anaphylactic reaction to the vaccine, she decided to carry on with the shots.