Immunise – it’s the right thing to do
PREGNANT West Australian women will be offered free whooping cough vaccinations in the wake of the death of four-week-old Riley Hughes.
It must be terrifying to be the parent of a newborn knowing this deadly disease has resurfaced as a very real threat - and all because of the strident, misinformed anti-vaccination lobby that would have us believe the danger of immunising our babies is greater than the threat posed by the actual diseases.
If these people had lived a century ago and been forced to watch children regularly die from the horrors of polio and diptheria (and whooping cough) would their opinions be the same?
I very much doubt it.
My four children are all fully immunised, as am I.
It's the right thing to do. For our children and our community.