Anti-vaxx mother-of-five who refuses to immunises her children has explained why she doesn’t want her kids to be protected from killer diseases.
Sarah Mycroft, 40, says she will not let doctors give her children their jabs because she does not want their ‘pure bodies’ to be damaged.
The concerned mother, from Wagga Wagga in south west NSW, says she ‘wants what’s best’ for her children’s health, but made the decision not to vaccinate after having her first baby.
‘I see my babies as pure beings and the idea of injecting anything foreign into their perfect bodies scares me to death,’ she told Daily Mail Australia.
‘I never thought about whether I would or wouldn’t vaccinate before I became pregnant – but when someone says they are going to give my baby a shot for Hep B my gut instincts say “no way”,’ she said.
She says her children – Sky-Blossom, 11, Austin, eight, Phoenix, four, two-year-old Angel and 10-month-old baby Kaiser – are healthy and happy.
‘No doctor can tell me that the vaccination will be 100 per cent effective and none are willing to sign a waiver saying they are 100 per cent safe.
‘Since that first decision almost 12 years ago, I have encountered massive pressure by doctors and nurses alike.
‘If they were 100 per cent safe and effective then I’d be the first person to line up there – but I don’t want my perfect babies being given something that could hurt them.’
This week it was revealed school-aged children in Victoria may soon be stopped from attending school if they haven’t had their immunisations.
Mrs Mycroft says ‘It would cost me upwards of $300 every day just to send the three I have at home to day care – it is unaffordable and has forced a lot of mums to stay home,’ she said.
‘The government trying to deliberately bend the arm of a conscious parent is financial bullying.
‘Parents should have the final say about what goes into their baby’s body, it isn’t the government’s place.
‘It is very sad that some parents who have made informed and conscious decisions to not partake in the vaccination scheme to date, have been bullied into submission using financial oppression by the government and had to offer up their child’s veins against their better, free judgement.
‘The pressure on parents these days is already enough. I sincerely hope that these heavy handed bully tactics from the government do not cause good families to crack.’
‘I do not believe my child being unvaccinated places any risk on anyone else in the society. If there was too be an outbreak of something going around, I would do what any other responsible parent would and keep my child home until it has passed on by.
‘Its the 21st century. Australian parents should be given back the right to make the choice they think is best for their children and remain respectful of differences throughout our beautiful society.’
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