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Frightening details released about the number of children who have lost their lives because they weren’t vaccinated.

A new study shows a worrying number of children are dying from diseases that could have been vaccinated against, reports 7 news.

Many of the deaths were preventable and some doctors are pointing the finger at “anti-vaxxer” crusades.

According to the NSW Ombudsman, over a decade-long period, 54 children died from diseases for which a vaccine was available, almost half of which could have been prevented.

Twelve children died from influenza and five from meningococcal – vaccines which are suggested but not compulsory.

“These tragic deaths should serve as a wake-up call for this government that they increase access,” NSW Shadow Health Minister Tania Mihailuk said.

AMA NSW president Bradley Frankum, believes anti-vaccination campaigns have swayed some parents from immunising their children.

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  • Children who aren’t vaccinated should go to places set up specifically for them so they don’t pass serious illness, diseases etc onto others too young to be vaccinated.

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  • How sad, there is so much misinformation out there that people actually think they are doing great by their kids by not vaccinating. Personally I would prefer any of the supposed side effect over a dead child any day

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  • If you choose not to vaccinate your kids you should have to go to a day long course showing very graphic footage of what you are exposing your children to.

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  • For those who chose not to vaccinate and then lost their newborns, I wonder if they have changed their stance. This is a huge loss to suffer when prevention was available. I feel very sad for both the parents and the newborns – my deepest condolences.

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  • So sad. 54 children that died too young! :-(

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