A teenager with a Reddit post looking for answers on how to get vaccination was a virus explaining why he was wrong with his mother's anti-vaccination beliefs, claiming that his decision was not "despite" but based on science.
Ethan Lindenberger, senior 18-year-old high school in Ohio, said he had started fearing for his health by reading the articles about the benefits of immunization.
"I grew up only after hearing that I was not vaccinated because it was the best for me, and that it was healthy and that the vaccines were bad and that they had such bad side effects," said Lindenberger ABC "Good morning in America at a conversation on Tuesday
He went on to say: "I saw there were many people with different opinions and, after examining these opinions, came to the conclusion that they were good and useful. … There is a difference between disagreeing with the father and trying not to follow them. "
His mother, Jill Wheeler, was vaccinated with her oldest daughter and eldest son, but refused to do the same for five younger children, including Lindenberger, when she realized that it was not required by law.
Ohio is one of 17 countries where parents may refuse to vaccinate their children for philosophical reasons. All but three countries – California, Mississippi and West Virginia – allow parents to give up religious reasons. And all 50 countries have medical exceptions
Wheeler said he thought injections were a health hazard, but the Health and Human Services Department's Control and Prevention Centers say serious side effects are very rare. Most immunizations are very effective. For example, CDC claims that two doses of the vaccine are 97 percent effective against measles
Lindenberger first advised on how and where to buy Reddit post in 2018. November 16
"My parents think vaccines are a kind of government scheme," he wrote. “It's stupid and I had a lot of arguments. But because of my belief that I have never been vaccinated, God knows how I am still alive.
The script received more than 1,000 comments, including from people who were recognized as healthcare professionals, and provided information on how
About a month later, Lindenberger received a hepatitis A, hepatitis B, influenza and HPV vaccine , The Washington Post reported.
Wheeler told Undark, an online science magazine, that her son's decision feels "clogged".
"It was like he spitting on me," she said, "you know nothing, I don't trust anything. You don't know what you're talking about. You made a bad decision and I'll fix it. ""
Lindenberger said there are many other teenagers with anti-vaxx parents who are looking for answers on how to get vaccinations. At least seven states have adopted a mature little doctrine – a legal concept that allows emancipated minors to provide "enough intelligence" to make their own medical decisions.
"I really got the messages and I had people contacting me in a similar situation when they wanted to have a vaccination and their father or government representative didn't believe it was right," he told ABC.
Meanwhile, measles outbreak among anti-vaxx communities in New York and Washington state has a lot
"The fact is that it would never have been if all these children were immunized, or even if most of them were immunized," – John Lynch, Director of Infection Control at the Medical Center of the Medical Center, Washington University, said HuffPost last month. "Vaccination gives very good protection against measles."