'It's a nightmare': Mom who rejected vaccine says baby has whooping cough

A first-time mom who refused to be vaccinated for whooping cough has a heartbreaking message to share with other parents.

Cradling her baby in an emotional video posted online, Cormit Avital spoke out about how she’d rejected the vaccination on her 28th week of pregnancy.

Having a relatively healthy pregnancy, Avital thought she was “bulletproof,” she explained. “I said ‘leave me alone, ‘I don’t need this crap.’”

She was later diagnosed the whooping cough, but “got over it very quick.” Now, Avital’s daughter Eva has contracted the disease and been in hospital for about three weeks.