Professor Ian Frazer AC is an Immunologist and co-creator of one of the world’s first cancer preventing vaccines (HPV vaccine). Hear Professor Frazer explain the facts about how immunisation saves lives.
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.
David and Toni McCaffery lost their four week old daughter Dana to whooping cough, a vaccine- preventable disease in 2009. They lived in an area that had low immunisation rates.
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.
Greg and Catherine Hughes’ baby son Riley died from whooping cough, a vaccine-preventable disease in 2015, at just four weeks of age.
Through their foundation, Light for Riley, they are determined to prevent this tragedy happening to other families.