At our Melbourne Expo, Light for Riley will have an immunisation nurse available to vaccinate pregnant women in their third trimester with the whooping cough vaccine (at no cost).
They also have a limited stock available for Dads & anyone else who wants to have a booster. A charge for this vaccine will apply.
They will also be handing out immunisation information packs, and sharing Riley's important and educational story.
Greg & Catherine Hughes lost their beautiful son Riley to Whooping Cough in 2015 at just 32 days old. After his passing, they founded Light for Riley to ensure that Riley’s passing was not in vain by educating families on the importance of vaccination.
In Australia, it is recommended that pregnant women receive a whooping cough vaccine in their third trimester. This vaccine, usually given between 28-32 weeks gestation, provides the unborn baby with the necessary antibodies to protect them from this terrible disease.