A devastated UK mother has issued a timely warning to other parents about the need for vaccination after discovering her two-year-old daughter died of flu.
Joelle Hughes’ little girl Lulabelle was “her happy, cheeky little self” when she went to bed one January evening, but tragically never woke up.
In a post on Facebook last week, the Kent mother wrote, that the toddler’s post-mortem results concluded she had contracted influenza.
“She went to bed with no symptoms of any illness, so it would of been the very beginning of the flu. It’s likely she developed respiratory problems whilst she slept,” Hughes wrote.
“Please I beg people when the winter months come, go to your GP and book your children in for the flu vaccine! Lula’s tiny body just couldn’t cope and resulted in her being taken from us far too early.”