Teenager with anti-vax mum gets vaccinated on his 18th birthday

Measles found Hasina Raharimandimby and her family. Over three heartbreaking days in late January three of her young children died of the virus

In the midst of a public debate over exemptions for childhood vaccines, there's evidently a movement afoot by kids raised in anti-vax households who are trying to get immunized without parental consent. "I turned to Reddit to receive advice on where to go to receive my vaccinations". He pulled up Centers for Disease Control and Prevention studies on his phone at the dinner table, hoping his mother would relent and get him and his four younger siblings - now ages 16, 14, 5 and 2 - vaccinated. He told NPR that his mother remained defiant, saying, "That's what they want you to think". "He continued, "I was just blown away that you know, the largest health organization in the entire world would be written off with a kind of conspiracy theory-like statement like that", adding that his mother 'kind of fell into this echo chamber, and got more and more misinformation".

"I don't feel I'm putting my child at risk". You don't know what you're talking about. "You did make a bad decision and I'm gonna go fix it'".

He says the only shot he received, tetanus, as a toddler was out of necessity. The oral vaccine started giving people polio.

Fatherly points out that even if health care providers were legally able to provide minors with vaccines behind their parents' backs, "in most cases it would get billed to the parent's insurance, likely (causing) conflict between the child and their families".

Ethan Lindenberger from OH is used to having arguments with his mother, like all teenagers are.

Numerous teens asking on social media on how to get vaccinations on their own are often looking for information on the Mature Minor Doctrine.

Why do some parents choose not to vaccinate their children?

Washington state is in the midst of yet another measles outbreak, with over 50 cases already and a public health emergency declared in Clark County. Now that he is a legal adult, he has gotten vaccinations for HPV, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and influenza.

Malacañang on Saturday, February 9, called on local government units (LGUs) to get involved in the information drive on immunization as part of the national government's effort to bring down measles cases in the country.

Travellers at Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, Ont., were warned last week that people who were in the airport's Terminal One for a four-hour period on January 27, may have contracted the disease. This is the scientific argument for a public health policy that aims at 100% vaccination coverage.

Washington state has become a battleground between anti-vaccine groups pushing for relaxed regulations and concerned parents watching a measles outbreak strike the Pacific Northwest, a well-documented anti-vaccination refuge. Of these, approximately 500,000 cases were reported each year to CDC; of these, 400 to 500 died, 48,000 were hospitalized, and 1,000 developed encephalitis (brain swelling) from measles.

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