If you were planning on visiting Melbourne Zoo this Wednesday you might want to re-think your visit after a group of anti-vaxxers have arranged a “meet-up” of unvaccinated children.
The zoo meeting comes a month after a Brisbane mother was slammed for advertising a chickenpox party on Facebook.
A Melbourne mother advertised the event on a Facebook group on Saturday, inviting other anti-vaccination parents to gather at the zoo on Wednesday.
She proposed that the event be moved to next weekend — when hundreds of families are likely to pack the zoo — if too many parents were working.
“Out of bad things great things happen,” the post said.
“I so want to put this on council websites as an event for anti-vaccine Moms (sic) and bubs catch up.”
Others are trying to use social media to warn parents with young children of the potential for danger is they visit the zoo.
“Hi there. Just a heads up, a major anti vaccination group are discussing holding a meet at your Melbourne Zoo this coming Wednesday 13th or the following Sat. This is the same group that discussed and planned the 'chicken pox party'. Please be aware that this will be a large group of unvaccinated people who could cause a huge health concern.”
In a statement on their Facebook page Melbourne Zoo said: “The zoo is a public facility and open to everyone wishing to come to enjoy our wonderful wildlife”.
Watch a reminder from comedians Penn and Teller about how important getting vaccinated is. Post continues after video.