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.”
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