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February 10, 2010 at 5:09 pm Reddit
Teenager Norwalk, Ohio, needs advice to inoculate against infectious diseases and his family's dogmas. At the age of 18 he was old enough, Lindenberger explained. She wanted to be vaccinated. But he did not know how.
"My parents think vaccines are some kind of state scheme," Lindenberger wrote days before Thanksgiving. "But because of their beliefs, I've never been vaccinated for anything, God knows how I'm still alive." parents' decisions in the awakening of digital health – and the search for self-treatment in seizures of family disobedience. they are afraid of their health if they do not take action. Different state laws affect how old the juveniles must be in order to make their own medical decisions. for Lindenberger, vaccine tensions began years ago after he began to notice that his mother published anti-vaccination videos in social media, he told The Washington Post on Sunday. His friends were vaccinated. And what's going on in his house?
Lindenberger reads scientific articles and magazines. He pulled out the disease control and disease research centers on his desk, hoping that his mother would give up and vaccinate him with his four younger siblings – now at 16, 14, 5 and 2 years of age. it was clear there was more evidence to protect the vaccines, he said.
His mother, Jill Wheeler, resisted; she says there are risks of autism from vaccines, a common argument used by anti-vaccination groups that has been widely debunked. – It was like spitting to me, saying, "You know nothing, I do not believe you with anything. You do not know what you're talking about. You made a bad decision and I will fix it, "she said on the site.
Wheeler did not respond to a post request from Post.
In Ohio and 16 other countries, parents may give up the necessary vaccines for philosophical reasons. All but three countries allow for religious freedom. (All 50 allow for medical reasons.)
At the end of last year, Lydenberger, now a high school student, trusted a pastor who claims he is legally free to make decisions.
On December 17, he entered Heath's department of Ohio in Norwalk and received a cocktail of hepatitis A, hepatitis B, influenza and HPV vaccines, according to The Post. , administered when he was 2 years old, but Wheeler said Undark he received a tetanus shot after he accidentally sliced.
Lindenberger said he saw an increasing discussion on the Internet for teens encouraged to make their own health decisions and pursue vaccinations.
January that their mother will not allow vaccines.
"I, like my brothers and sisters, hold the ideology that vaccines are a problem of public health and personal responsibility for the benefit of the population, not a right you can withdraw from
Washington has become a battleground between anti-vaccination groups that aspire to calm rules and anxious parents watching an outbreak of measles in the Northwest Pacific, a well documented anti-vaccination asylum. at least 56 people in Washington and Oregon have encountered measles – a potentially lethal disease for children – in an outbreak focusing on Clark Country, Washington, north of Portland, Ore.
"Corn is extremely contagious. If you have a less vaccinated population and introduce a measles case in this population, it will come out as a wildfire, "said Clark County Health Director Alan Melnik.
Another teenager who identified himself as a 15-year-old from Minnesota in September asked Reddit to help understand state laws in an attempt to immunize. Minnesota is a country where guardians can give up the necessary vaccinations if they objectively oppose them.
Lindenberger proposed to allow teenagers to immunize more people.
Tension complicated his life. He says he regrets the insult of his parents' intelligence at Reddit's original post, and calls on other teenagers to be transparent and positive with their parents when seeking permission for immunization.
The stake is high for his four younger brothers and sisters. His mother has already said she would not allow her 16-year-old brother to be immune, although he wants to be, Lindenberger said.
He also has a 2-year-old sister whose age is exposed to multiple infectious health risks.
"It breaks my heart that she can get measles and it will be done," said Lindenberger.
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