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Anti-vaxxer teacher shares online views encouraging parents to infect kids with measles.

The anti-vaccination teacher appears to have used an online post to encourage parents of infected children to “share” the highly contagious disease with her kids.

Geelong Grammar School, where the woman is believed to be a teacher, refused to take calls from the Herald Sun but released a brief statement which stated the teacher’s views did not represent the school.

“The principal is the sole spokesman for the school and only the principal can represent the views of the school,” read the statement.

Victorian Health Minister Jill Hennessy blasted the teacher as “irresponsible”.

“People who spread harmful anti-vaccination lies will not be tolerated in Victoria — and teachers, of all people, should know better,” she said.

“Those who are peddling these lies are putting the health and safety of Victorian children at risk and we won’t stand for it.
“Vaccinations save lives.”

Deputy Chief Health Officer Dr Brett Sutton said he could not “fathom why any parent would put their child at such a risk”.

“Measles still kills hundreds of thousands of children globally each year,” he said. “And around one in a thousand in Australia will die if infected.”

Read more: This is how anti-vaxxers plan to dodge “no jab no play” laws

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  • Many moons ago we all did this – expose our kids to measles, mumps, chicken pox or whatever so that our kids would obtain some immunity. However in those days there was no vaccinations against these things only against diphtheria, whooping cough and tetanus. Small pox wasn’t prevalent in Australia so they didn’t vax against that. But in this day and age, you are mad not to have your children vaccinated against everything possible. Just come home from the flu jab. It’s worth it.

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  • The school should the right to stand down the teacher who is giving bad advice that could put health and life of anybody at risk.

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  • In a way receiving the vaccination against Measles does exactly the same, so the body can create anti bodies against it.

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  • This type of thinking goes back to our parents era and with so much knowledge and scientific development since then I don’t understand why people keep pushing these old ideas.
    Why would you want your children or anyone’s for that matter to suffer unnecessary and to be exposed to the chance of more serious complications to their health when vaccines are designed to reduce and/or eliminate these illnesses.

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  • I find it terrible. She’s a teacher, people regard her opinions. She shouldn’t be spreading these dangerous views!!!

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