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Vaccinations not to blame for baby's 'no breathing' reaction

BABY STEPS: Kellie Evans with her son Brooklyn. Brooklyn is doing well after he had no reactions to his last lot of immunisations.
BABY STEPS: Kellie Evans with her son Brooklyn. Brooklyn is doing well after he had no reactions to his last lot of immunisations. Allan Reinikka Rokabrooklyn

BABY Brooklyn Evans is on the road to recovery after his last lot of vaccinations yielded no adverse reaction.

Brooklyn stopped breathing earlier this year while receiving his two-month vaccinations, but doctors have determined they were not the cause after recent immunisations were given under the supervision of an elite team of specialists in Brisbane.

Medical professionals are looking into "autonomic dysregulation syndrome" to explain the initial episode.

Brooklyn will continue to undergo tests and will receive the rest of his vaccinations under supervision at Rockhampton Hospital as a precaution.

His mother Kellie and father Darren, a local jockey, wanted to thank family and friends, the National Jockeys Trust and Callaghan Park for their support.

Kellie had previously come under fire from the anti-vaccination community for wanting to keep Brooklyn immunised.

Vaccinations remained in the public discussion this week after the Federal Government announced it will discontinue financial assistance to families choosing not to vaccinate, as of January 2016.

NEW RULES: Parents who won't vaccinate their children will miss out on up to $15,000 a year in child care rebates and welfare: http://ow.ly/LulVg Do you agree with the government's tough new rules?

Posted by The Morning Bulletin on Saturday, April 11, 2015

The government will remove the conscientious objector exemption on children's vaccinations for Child Care Benefits, the Child Care Rebate and the Family Tax Benefit Part A end of year supplement.

A statement released on Sunday by Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Minister Scott Morrison said more than 39,000 children aged under seven were not vaccinated because their parents were vaccine objectors.

"The choice made by families not to immunise their children is not supported by public policy or medical research, nor should such action be supported by taxpayers in the form of child care payments," it read.

Topics:  baby, editors picks, parenting, vaccinations




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