They can’t wait to help others in the community

A tweet:

Antivax nurse brags about deliberately infecting children with chicken pox. @qldhealthnews @QldPolice #StopAVN


I tried to find the post on the Stop Mandatory Vaccination Facebook page but gave up, but an Australian news outlets reports the story:

An apparent push by an anti-vaxxer mum from Brisbane to contaminate Halloween lollies with chicken pox then distribute them to others is being investigated by police.

Pro-vaccination charity Light for Riley has shared a screenshot of a post to the Facebook page Stop Mandatory Vaccination in which the woman claims to want to “help others with natural immunity”.

“So my beautiful son (name redacted) has the chicken pox at the moment and we’ve both decided to help others with natural immunity this Halloween!” the post reads.

The person claims to have the opening and closing of packaging “down pat”.

It’s unclear whether the author’s post was a joke or not.

However, Greg Hughes, who started Light for Riley to promote the importance of immunisation after his baby son Riley died of whooping cough, slammed the post.

“Have you ever seen something that instantaneously makes your skin crawl?” he said on Facebook.

He lamented the “plan to intentionally infect other people’s children unknowingly by distributing contaminated lollipops to the community” and questioned why the parent would be “excited” by their child being infected with chicken pox.

He was also concerned the woman behind the post’s social media profile contained information indicating she was a nurse at a Brisbane hospital.

When contacted by for comment, Queensland Health stated they had no current or former employees who shared the name of the poster.

“This is a serious issue and has been referred to police, who are investigating,” a spokesman said.

People are disappointing.

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