Mother of Riley Hughes hits out at anti-vaccination billboard in #Perth’s CBD

Catherine Hughes, with daughter Lucy, has become an advocate for the importance of vaccinations.The mother of a Perth baby who died from whooping cough says she is concerned vulnerable parents will be influenced by a controversial anti-vaccination billboard that has been erected in the Perth CBD.

The billboard on the corner of Brisbane and William streets depicts a woman with textbooks and the question: “Do you know what’s in a vaccine?”

It provides a link to the radical American anti-vaccination group Learn the Risk.

Catherine Hughes has been a vocal advocate for the importance of vaccination since her son Riley died aged only 32 days due to whooping cough.

Through the Light For Riley campaign, she has sought to raise awareness around vaccinations, including the need for pregnant women to be immunised against diseases.

“To be honest I’m pretty surprised that somebody was willing to accept money from the anti-vaccine lobby to display this billboard,” Mrs Hughes told Sunrise.

via Mother of Riley Hughes hits out at anti-vaccination billboard in Perth’s CBD | PerthNow