Cecily ‘s daughter Laine was infected with measles at 10.5 months old. She was too young to be vaccinated for measles.
At the age of 12 years, Laine died from subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE), a rare but fatal complication of measles infection that affects the brain and spinal cord.
Renay’s son Jesse passed away following complications due to chickenpox at 9 years of age.
Chickenpox is a serious disease because it can cause a number of complications, including skin rash, pneumonia, blood poisoning due to a secondary infection with bacteria and sometimes death.
90 second animated video on the facts of childhood immunisation
This video explains why it’s important to get your child vaccinated.
As parents, we all want to protect our children. That’s why it’s so important to have access to evidence-based facts when it comes to decisions about healthcare.
Get the facts about immunisation to help you make informed decisions in the best interests of your child and our community.