The question of whether or not vaccines are good or bad is causing a stir among the public in the recent years. Those who believe in the benefits of the vaccines on one side, and the anti vaxxers on the other, both having their reasons to believe in what they chose to be best for them and their families.
A mother from Queensland, Australia, named Kayley Burke is sharing the story of how bad her son’s condition was after he got chickenpox but was way too young to get the shot.
It wasn’t just 11-month-old Elijah who caught the chickenpox, but Burke and her older son Kaliah who was already vaccinated too. And although these two suffered pain and itching, their situation wasn’t at all as severe as that of Elijah who became very ill.
Burke blamed parents who refuse to vaccinate their children for what happened to her son.
She took to Facebook to raise awareness of the importance of vaccination and wrote, “Vaccinate your kids people. The pictures below show you exactly why. Our poor baby boy who is too young to be immunised has caught the chickenpox. It has almost been a week since they showed up.”
“Kaliah and myself also have the chickenpox. Fortunately since Kaliah hasn’t long been immunised she has a few spots and blisters but is well in herself. Think about the risk you are putting on other helpless kids that are too young or who actually can’t be vaccinated,” the worried mom added.
Speaking to Sunshine Coast Dail, Burke said that she felt awful and helpless looking at her son struggling with the chickenpox and urged parents to think about the importance of getting their kids vaccinated.
Eventually, sweet Elijah got better, but he went though something that could be easily avoided according to his mother.
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