Young people of anti-vaxxer parents take a shot at their own vaccination.
At least three teenagers who have been immunized against vaccination ask Reddit for help getting themselves immunized, the Washington Post reports, after their own online immunization research led them to worry about their health.
They are Ethan Lindenberger, an 18-year-old from Norwalk, Ohio, who started a thread before the last Thanksgiving in the subject line, "My parents are kind and do not believe in vaccines. I'm 18, where do I go to get a vaccine? Can I get a vaccination at my age? "
He wrote that," my parents are thinking that vaccines are some kind of governmental procedure, "and , "because of their beliefs I was not immunized for anything, still alive."
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Lindenberger's mother, Jill Wheeler, is part of the antiviral movement calling for the safety and needs of question vaccines for "religious reasons, personal beliefs or philosophical reasons, safety concerns, and a desire for more information from health care providers, "according to a report in 2016.
Wheeler was surprised at the online science magazine Undeclared that his son's Reddit post" is like him hanging over me, saying & # 39; You do not know anything, I'm not trusting you for anything. You do not know what you're talking about. You've made a bad decision and I'm gonna fix it. & # 39; "He believes that there are risks in autism from vaccines that are a concern that are shared by many anti-vaksxers, and are maintained by celebrities such as Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey, the 1998 study was largely repealed and revoked by the Lancet last year.
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However, 17 states, including Washington, Oregon, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas, parents who have to abandon their children for philosophical or personal reasons, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures, while some 30 states allow parents to opt out of shots for religious reasons.
A minor in Washington who did not recognize their name or gender also posted on Reddit last month that their mother "refused to budget" her anti-vaxx position, even if the youth who are fully immunized. "I do not know what my vaccine is, and I do not know what vaccinations are available to me. All I know is that he denies any vaccine containing mercury (which in my knowledge is a bit lost. ) I feel personally angry with it, "the teen wrote, asking the community what options he had. Comments are stated under the Washington state Act, any 13 and older minority have the right to treat outside of the patient – such as taking vaccinations – without the consent of their parents. And vaccines.gov also has an online search tool for finding where to go for vaccination.
A 15-year-old Minnesota also asked Reddit for a guide to vaccinate without the consent of their anti-vaxxer mother.
The proportion of young people who did not get inoculations was almost four times in the past decade and a half, according to a recent CDC report. As a result, about 47,000 children (or 1.3%) born in 2015 were not vaccinated by 2017, compared to just 0.3% of children in 2001 – although the CDC Vaccination Advisory Committee recommends regular immunization by age 2 against "14 potentially serious illnesses," including polio, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B and varicella.
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Today measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest and Georgia has some families hurried to their pediatrician and vaccine search clinics, Kaiser Health News reported, with orders for two types of measles vaccine in Clark County, Washington, nearly 500% in January compared to the same time Last year, at least 56 cases of highly contagious virus were reported in Washington and Oregon. The outbreaks have led legislators to introduce a measure that will not allow children to be exempted from immunization due to personal or philosophical reasons.
Lindenberger posted last month that he had been receiving his vaccines, though he is now worried about his four brothers, set at age 2-16.