Entries by Light for Riley

Welcome to the official launch of the IFA and our new website!

Today we are incredibly honoured and excited to officially launch our foundation, the Immunisation Foundation of Australia. When Riley passed away at 32 days old from whooping cough, we were distraught but determined to honour his short little life by making a positive change in our country. We firmly believe that no child in Australia, […]

Sydney Pregnancy, Babies and Children’s Expo

Our message of immunisation to protect babies and expectant mother’s continues this weekend as our Light For Riley stand takes prime position at the Sydney Pregnancy Babies and Children’s Expo.  The stand will be attended to by our amazing volunteers who will be handing out free immunisation information packs to all attendees. We welcome you […]

Australian Immunisation Schedule reviews pregnancy vaccination against whooping coug

Today we are happy to announce that pregnancy vaccination against whooping cough may now become a permanent and standard feature of the Australian Immunisation Schedule, IF the recently lodged application to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) is successful. Since Riley’s death, individual state health departments began funding this vaccine for pregnant women, but it […]

Protecting your unborn baby from influenza

I’ve just had my flu shot – that’s half of my pregnancy vaccinations complete 😊 For any other pregnant Mums thinking of having it, these are the 4 main reasons I chose to have a flu shot during pregnancy: It significantly reduces the chance of our newborn babies being hospitalised with influenza (which can be […]