Teen defies anti-vax parents and gets his shots
A teen’s Reddit post went viral when he asked the public how he could get vaccinated.
“My parents are kind of stupid and don’t believe in vaccines. Now that I’m 18, where do I go to get vaccinated? Can I get vaccinated at my age?”.
“It’s stupid and I’ve had countless arguments over the topic. But, because of their beliefs I’ve never been vaccinated for anything, god knows how I’m still alive.”
Lindenberger has six siblings, and only his oldest sister and brother were vaccinated.
His parents thought that “Vaccines are some kind of government scheme,” according to Ethan, who spoke out on Good Morning America today.
“I’ve never been vaccinated for anything, God knows how I’m still alive.” An Ohio 18-year-old went against his anti-vaxx mother’s beliefs and fought to get vaccinated when he turned 18.
After an outbreak of measles at Disneyland, California lawmakers had enough and passed SB277, banning kids from attending the state’s schools unless they were fully vaccinated, and eliminating the waiver that let parents put their kids and others’ in danger by signing a form stating that “Immunization is contrary to my beliefs.”
Currently there are no federal laws governing a minor’s ability to consent to vaccination.