Unlike for polio, there is know vaccine for AFM. Picture: iStock
Unlike for polio, there is know vaccine for AFM. Picture: iStock

Anti-vax mum’s selfish act

WHEN it comes to vaccinating children, the debate for and against can be heated with parents often having strong views on the matter.

Now, on a Reddit thread of doctors sharing their own experiences - one mother revealed what happened when she decided not to invite an unvaccinated child to her kid's birthday party.

"After I sent out invites to my kid's birthday party, I found out one of her friends from dance was unvaccinated," the mother wrote.

"My daughter's best friend is in remission from leukaemia and is immunocompromised. An unvaxxed kid could kill her.

"I uninvited the dance kid and very nicely explained the situation.

"Her mother loses her s**t and tries to get us kicked out of the dance school they attend."

The mum then goes on to explain what happened when the owner of the dance school found out - revealing the other parent's plan backfired pretty quickly.

She said: "The dance school owner is an older lady and had no idea there were idiots these days that didn't vax so she implemented a new rule that students had to be up to date and the unvaxxed kid had to find a new dance school.

"I felt bad for the kid but her mother is a sociopath. Herd immunity saves lives when it comes to kids fighting cancer."

Other users on the post were equally horrified, with one writing: "This is the thing about antivaxers that really drives me nuts, I feel terrible for their kids getting put at risk, but it's even worse than that, they are putting at risk anyone who is immune compromised!

"Elderly, sick, pregnant people, new born babies … It's selfish and irresponsible."

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Do you think the mum was right to uninvite the girl? Picture: Dankmoms/Reddit
Do you think the mum was right to uninvite the girl? Picture: Dankmoms/Reddit