All babies are born with a deficiency
A deficiency of vitamin K
Without an injection to provide it
Some could bleed internally and die
The mother doesn’t want the injection.
She has the right to refuse this treatment for her child
But the child also has the right of protection
Against possible brain damage and death
Whose right wins? The mother’s or the child’s?
In a 2013 case a mother refused the shot
Her baby girl was sleeping a lot, not feeding
It turns out she had been suffering
Extreme bleeding in the brain over a month
She died 33 days after her mother refused the vitamin
There’s a growing rejection
Of this crucial vitamin K treatment
With the antivaccination movement
It’s ‘unnatural’, therefore dubious
An anti-vaxxer website advises for anyone wanting to escape vaccinations
Have a home birth (caesarean? don’t worry)
Buy vitamin K in pill form. Chuck them in bin.
Drink nettle tea. Dandelion tea
The Poynter Institute found anti-vaxxers were among the most co-ordinated – and dangerous – misinformers on the internet