In an emotional Facebook plea, Mum of two, Sandra, has posted a video to her Facebook page showing distressing footage of her 5 week old baby battling whooping cough.

In the Facebook users post she talks about how herd immunity is what is meant to be protecting babies who are too little to be immunised and how we cannot achieve herd immunity with a low immunisation rate.


The post has since gone viral and Sandra hopes that more will share it to help ‘educate more people on the importance of vaccinations.

Sandra writes:

“This video may distress some people but I’m sharing to show just how scary and dangerous whooping cough is to babies who are too young to be vaccinated. This is my 5 week old baby during an episode where she chokes and stops breathing. Babies rely on herd immunity to keep them safe and unfortunately we cannot achieve that without high vaccination rates. Whooping cough is not always a loud obvious cough. The scary symptom for babies is when they don’t cough but silently choke and turn blue/purple from lack of oxygen. If we weren’t in hospital and sitting watching our baby 24/7 the outcome would be fatal. Please don’t ignore the warning signs- our baby girl only had a slight cough to start. Please share this to educate more people on the importance of vaccinations.”

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  • it is hard to watch such a young life struggling like that. please vaccinate, and if you dont make sure you stay well away from familys with young children and babys, its only fair.


  • Whooping cough is truly horrific.


  • I couldn’t watch this video, but I hope anti vaxxers watch it.


  • It’s distressing for me to watch that, imagine how the patents would be feeling. One to share with the anti vaxxers, show them what happens when you choose not to vaccinate. Hoping bub makes a full recovery


  • Not vaccinating is so stupid and dangerous that people should be actively penalised.


  • Every parents worst nightmare! VACCINATE YOUR KIDS PEOPLE!!!!


  • People who refuse to vaccinate trheir children should be forced to visit and observe this and other tiny babies suffering as a result of selfish people not doing the right thing. Babies such as this could one day be another of their children or grandchilren.


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