Teenager, 18, finally gets vaccinations and attacks his anti-vaxxer parents

Ben Davidson
February 13, 2019

As a result, the teen was never vaccinated.

In November, Ethan Lindenberger reached out to other users on Reddit for information on vaccines in a post that has since gone viral.

But despite the growing measles outbreak, which is one of the worst in the state's history, anti-vaxxers are adamant that they should be able to refuse vaccinations for their children.

Ms Wheeler said: 'I did not immunize him because I felt it was the best way to protect him and keep him safe'. "Any and all advice is appreciated", another user posted.

"I'm 15 years old and I never really thought about my parents not vaccinating me but now I have been doing some research about them and I don't really think they are harmful and I want to get a vaccine". That might sound like a small number, but the trend has medical professionals anxious.

Malacañang on Saturday, February 9, called on local government units (LGUs) to get involved in the information drive on immunization as part of the national government's effort to bring down measles cases in the country.

The anti-vaxxing movement is fueled by widely debunked theories that immunizations can cause brain damage and even autism.

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Another mother, Mary Holland, who claims her son was injured by vaccinations, says anti-vaxxers will "move out of the state, or go underground, but they will not comply" if the legislation passes, reports The Washington Post.

Lindenberger recently chose to reverse a decision his mother made for him and at the age of 18, he got himself vaccinated.

Wheeler. who said that records showing Ethan getting two shots in 2002 are mistaken, that he only got a shot for tetanus after he cut himself, has some odd ideas of her own, asserting, "Polio, if you really research polio, it was nearly completely eradicated, nearly gone, there was nearly no cases of polio when they introduced the oral vaccine".

In December, Lindenberger went to an Ohio Department of Heath office in his hometown and got vaccinated for hepatitis A, hepatitis B, influenza, and HPV, according to the Washington Post. But his mother had an incendiary response to Ethan getting vaccinated, saying it was "a slap in the face ..." Here's what you need to know.

OH is one of 17 states that allow parents to opt out of required vaccines for philosophical reasons, and all but three states allow exemption because of religious beliefs, which more parents are taking advantage of. On Friday, almost 700 people in Olympia protested a proposed bill that would make it more hard for parents to opt out of vaccinating their kids. She explained although she is anti-vaccine she is not against using modern medicine to treat a sickly child.

In California, a Disneyland-linked outbreak identified in early 2015 sickened about 150 people and prompted the state to tighten its vaccination exemption laws.

It comes as an outbreak of measles were confirmed in ten states and a public health emergency was declared in an anti-vaccination "hot spot" in Portland, Oregon, last month. Over 50 people have now been infected, mostly children between ages 1 and 10 who were never vaccinated.

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