A pro-vaccination message written by an Australian doctor has hit a chord with parents across the world.
Dr Rachel Heap, who works in the NSW Northern Rivers region, wrote a confronting message on the Northern Rivers Vaccination Supporters website – a message that is now being shared all around the world.
Denver resident Sunni Mariah was waiting for her appointment when she noticed the sign which she described as “throwing some serious shade”.
The note reads
“Not vaccinating your kids leaves them vulnerable to disease their whole lives.”
“When your daughter gets rubella when pregnant, how are you going to explain that you chose to leave her at risk?
“What do you tell your son when he breaks the news to you that he cannot have kids, thanks to the mumps that he got as a teenager?”
“What will you say when she calls you and tells you she has cervical cancer, because you decided she wouldn’t need the HPV vaccine?
“What do you tell your son when he gives the flu to his grandma? How do you explain that she won’t be coming home from hospital? Not ever.
“Do you tell them that you didn’t think these disease were that serious? That you thought your organic home cooked food was enough to protect them?
“Do you say sorry?”
Ms Mariah snapped a photo and shared the message to Facebook. It has since been shared nearly 200,000 times.
It certainly makes you stop and think!
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