Seminar to tackle vaccine risks

HEALTHY AND HAPPY: Selby parents (from left) Saascha Ryan with her son Ruben, Melinda Whyman with son Eden, and Sharon Reid and son Eli support theHEALTHY AND HAPPY: Selby parents (from left) Saascha Ryan with her son Ruben, Melinda Whyman with son Eden, and Sharon Reid and son Eli support the

SUPPORTING alternative parenting methods, Natural Parenting Melbourne (NPM) is holding a seminar on raising vaccinefree children on Sunday, 21 August at the Belgrave Library in Reynolds Lane from 10.30 am to noon.
Guest speaker and author of Raising a VaccineFree Child, Wendy Lydall, will talk about the myths, facts, problems and solutions associated with not vaccinating children.
Motheroftwo Ms Lydall is the cofounder of the Immunisation Awareness Society of New Zealand.
She said vaccination was presented to parents as a safe, scientific procedure which no responsible parent would question.
But Ms Lydall said that an increasing number of parents were questioning the validity of this 200yearold ritual.
She said her talk would show parents that the risk of vaccines was far greater to children than the infectious diseases.
Selby parent and area representative for NPM Melinda Whyman said the seminar would be the second in the past year on raising vaccinefree children.
Ms Whyman said there was a lot of interest behind the natural parenting movement.
Her two children, aged six and twoandahalf, have not been vaccinated.
Parents interested in the seminar should contact Ms Whyman on 9754 1347.
Bookings are essential. The cost is $2 for NPM members and $5 for nonmembers.