Newborn Goes Floppy In Mum's Arms, Fuels Vaccination Debate
A Gold Coast mother has performed a complete u-turn on her position on immunisation.
Her change of mind came about after she refused the whooping cough vaccine while pregnant but then caught the disease and passed it on to her newborn baby daughter.
The mother has now appeared in a video on the Gold Coast Health website urging other mothers to consider vaccinating their children even if they have doubts.
“Eva was diagnosed with whooping cough and it is a nightmare. She was a bit coughy, but within two weeks the cough became very scary, a horror movie, turning blue, going floppy in my hands. If I could turn back time I would protect myself.” she said.
A massive 22,516 cases of whooping cough were recorded in Australia last year.
You can watch her story below.
'If I could turn back time I would protect myself.' Cormit's baby has contracted Whooping Cough. Watch this clip to hear the first-time mum bravely talk about her decision to opt out of vaccination during pregnancy and how hard it is now coping with her new baby being so unwell. For the facts on Immunisation go to http://bit.ly/1PJ6Cc0. #vaccinationmatters #immunisation #preventabledisease #GoldCoast #publichealthPosted by Gold Coast Health on Monday, April 4, 2016
Source: The Daily Telegraph