Princess Mary Takes A Public Stance Speaking Out In Favour Of Vaccinations!
Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, has spoken out in favour of vaccinations for European Immunization Week.
It’s a controversial topic and one which ignites furious debate between parents. Princess Mary has thrown her support behind vaccinating babies by releasing a new video for the World Health Organisation, urging people to ignore the ‘rumours’ surrounding vaccines.
The Danish Royal, who is mum to Christian, 11, Isabella, 10, and six-year-old twins Josephine and Vincent makes some very strong points.
“Just a few unvaccinated individuals in a community can expose everyone to potentially fatal diseases, including those too young or weak to be vaccinated,” she says in the video. “The effect of persistent rumours can cause some people to delay or decide against vaccination, but no rumour can be as compelling as the simple truth that vaccines save lives.”
“We must remain vigilant,” the 45 year old says. “It is difficult to accept a death from a vaccine preventable disease when we have the means to prevent it.”
The hard-hitting message to the anti-vaxxer community, continues with the princess saying, “Relatively few people living in the region today will ever experience firsthand the effects of polio, measles, mumps, congenital rubella syndrome, diphtheria, ptosis or tetanus. Sometimes we take these achievements for granted, which makes celebrating European Immunisation Week even more important.”
The mum of four, who married Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark in 2004, continued, “Europeans tend not to associate death or illness from vaccine-preventable diseases with their own communities, unfortunately, such preventable tragedies are not as far from home as we might like to think. Recent outbreaks of measles remind us that vaccine-preventable diseases can affect people of all ages and that timely vaccination is a lifelong responsibility.”
The Princess, who has been a patron of the World Health Organisation’s Regional Office for Europe since 2005 closed her message by stating, “It is difficult to accept a death from a vaccine-preventable disease when we have the means to prevent it.”