"I don't understand why any parent wouldn't": Erin Molan's strong stance on vaccinations.

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.


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Shanelle, 20, made concerning anti-vax admissions on Instagram last week.

When asked whether she vaccinated her one-year-old son Koa, a pregnant Shanelle said she was firmly opposed to injecting her children.

The Australian Government states that all vaccines are heavily tested and trialled before they become available to the public. They are also closely monitored for safety by the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

In addition to this, the Department of Health has produced a fact sheet which explains where the misunderstanding surrounding autism and vaccinations came from.


The Daily Telegraph reports the federal government will launch a national television advertising campaign to counter anti-vaccination misinformation.

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