A Queensland mother has made a desperate plea for parents to vaccinate their children after her baby boy was hospitalised after contracting chicken pox.Kayley Burke shared photos of her young son Elijah, who at 11 months old is too young to be vaccinated, covered in horrific scabs and blisters from the disease which caused a secondary infection in his tiny body.
Elijah, who is also known as Eli, was admitted to Ipswitch Hospital in Queensland on Thursday.
Ms Burke shared the heart-wrenching photos on Facebook in a post that has been shared 4,205 times.
‘Our poor baby boy who is too young to be immunised has caught the chicken pox,’ she wrote.
‘Bottom line if you don’t vaccinate your kids your [sic] a bloody idiot.
‘Think about the risk you are putting on other helpless kids that are too young or who actually can’t be vaccinated.’
Ms Burke said Elijah’s chicken pox started to show one week ago.
Both she and her daughter Kaliah, who is three years old and was recently immunised, also contracted the disease.
‘Since Kaliah hasn’t long been immunised she has a few spots and blisters but is well in herself,’ she wrote.