Erin Molan has made her position in favour of childhood vaccinations clear this weekend, expressing that she doesn’t understand why parents “don’t just do it”.
The Channel Nine sports presenter and mother of one said her eight-month-old daughter Eliza had recently been vaccinated.
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“She had a little scream, it lasted ten seconds and then she was back playing,” the Erin told The Sunday Telegraph of her daughter’s trip to the GP to get her meningococcal vaccine.
“In the scheme of things and what could occur it was absolutely nothing.”
Following the recent controversy surrounding Shanelle Cartwright, the wife of football player Bryce Cartwright, who revealed she does not believe in vaccinating their children, the 36-year-old offered her staunch position on the hotly-debated topic.
And it seems Shanelle’s stance is not one Erin could ever contemplate.
“I don’t want to make any specific comments in relation to anyone else and how they raise their children but I don’t understand why any parent wouldn’t vaccinate,” she told the publication.
“When it comes to diseases that are preventable, you’ve just got to do it.”
“[As parents] we can walk away knowing that we’ve done everything in our power to protect not only our child but every other child she passes in the street or has contact with,” she added.