The disadvantages and uncertainty theories aboutare pitting a Ohio mother against her teenage son. Senior high school Ethan Lindenberger recently denied his mother and was vaccinated, saying that her parents' misbehavior was putting her health, and the health of her brothers and sisters, was threatened.
Despite her life, Lindenberger thought that it was normal for most children not to be vaccinated, but two years ago she began to see how dangerous posts were about vaccinations her share mother in social media.
"I ask her judgment, but she does not care," she says. "You have something like measles, which is a preventable disease that we can immunize against and I think many people will come back because of opinions such as those that my mother influenced."
In November, Lindenberger asked a stranger to Reddit, an online message board, where he could go to get up to date with his shots. "My parents are kind," she wrote. "God knows how I live."
Her mother told Jill Wheeler that she was "blown away" when she learned.
"There is a level of feeling, you know, he does not trust what I say as a parent," Wheeler said.
The son said that he did not intentionally blame his parents or noticed them, saying, "From a place of frustration and trying to deal with this issue and find common ground."
Lindenberger showed her Scientific studies parents who showed vaccines were safe and effective, but her mother remained unconcerned.
"It's just right for her to get vaccinations and have a bad reaction … I think many people look at it as a straight, black and white answer, and I do not feel it," says Wheeler.
Lindenberger was 1
No federal law requires children to be vaccinated but only seven states and Washington D.C. allows minors to get the vaccine without parental consent.
"I'm proud of him, for standing up for what he believes, though it's against what I believe He's a good kid. He's a pretty kid," Wheeler said.
The theory of vaccination against vaccine often uses pseudo-scientific language, which strengthens them. As we have seen in the measles outbreak in Washington and Oregon, there is real danger when parents purchase half the truth, according to CBS News & # 39; Dr. Tara Narula. Narula recommends that parents who have vaccine safety questions should visit the website of the American Academy of Pediatrics and HealthyChildren.org, with dozens of studies reducing common topics about vaccines . He also recommends consulting your health care provider.
For example, there is no autism evidence of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines and there is no evidence that it causes thimerosal, a mercury-based storage that is sometimes used in vaccines. ] © 2019 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved.