REPORT: Teen defies parents, gets first vaccinations during measles outbreaks in US

FEBRUARY 9, 2019

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An 18-year-old from Norfolk, Ohio, recently made the decision to receive his first-ever vaccines for a number of diseases despite his parents’ beliefs.

Ethan Lindenberger discussed his decision in an interview with NPR News that was released on Saturday.

The article goes on to state the following:

In the interview, Lindenberger said he had gone without vaccines for diseases like the measles, rubella, mumps and hepatitis for his entire life due to his mother’s anti-vaccine beliefs.

He told the publication that his mother, Jill Wheeler, was influenced by online misinformation, including a debunked study that claims certain vaccines could lead to autism and a theory that claims vaccines were linked to brain damage.

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  1. Kathy February 10th, 2019 at 5:38 am

    With all the 3rd world country people coming in good for him. These Diseases are coming back. I hope more will follow


  2. Douglas Schmitt February 10th, 2019 at 8:10 am

    Smarter than his dumb parents


  3. JC February 10th, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    DML, just thought you might like to know there are conservatives like myself who happen to be ex-vaxxers, anti-vaxxers, or never vaxxers. I’ve been vaccinated as a child, all three of my kids were vaccinated also. I became anti vaxx because my last two kids developed autism after receiving their vaccines. I honestly don’t know how you feel about vaccines, and it really doesn’t matter, all we want to do is spread awareness. We want to have a voice just like anyone else. It breaks my heart to see and hear the nasty comments from those who are pro vaxx, accusing us of wanting to cause harm to our own kids as well as others. That is NOT what we’re doing. We want to educate those who are pro vaxx about what is in vaccines, so that others can make an educated decision. We are against mandatory vaccines. We want to have the freedom to make our own decisions for our kids as well as other parents who want to vaccinate their kids. If our freedom to not vaccinate is taken away, other freedoms can also be taken away. You’re always talking about our rights being threatened by illegal immigration, and that’s fine, that is your area of expertise. Maybe you can think about other areas of our freedom being threatened also. Thanks for your time.


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