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Ohio Teen Who Defied Mother By Getting Vaccinated Testifies Before Congress

09 March 2019

OH teen Ethan Lindenberger also told Congress during the hearing why he chose to get vaccinnated, despite his mother's disapproval. Ethan Lindenberger (R), student at Norwalk High School in Norwalk, Ohio, who confided in a now-viral Reddit post that he had not been fully vaccinated due to his mother's belief that vaccines are unsafe, speaks before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on March 5, 2019.

An Ohio teenager who defied his anti-vaccine mother and received shots against several unsafe diseases was the star witness at a Senate hearing Tuesday.

Lindenberger explained that his mother relied on "anti-vaccine groups online and on social media" to reinforce her views about vaccinations, and warned that this sort of "deeply rooted misinformation" was unsafe. "I have seen people who have not been vaccinated who have required liver transplantation because they were not, and who have ended up with awful diseases for no other reason than they did not understand vaccination was important".

As Washington battles a measles outbreak that has affected at least 71 people as of Monday, the state has struggled to communicate with people who are skeptical of vaccines, according to state health secretary John Wiesman. Lindenberger said he and his children have had "interesting conversations" lately about vaccines. In contrast, he said, the false and deep-rooted beliefs his mother held - that vaccines were risky - were perpetuated by social media.

There are now at least 206 confirmed measles cases reported across 11 states: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas and Washington.

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"Many people don't resonate well with data and numbers - they resonate better through stories", he said. He added that she turned to anti-vaccine groups online and on social media "looking for her evidence in defense" of her argument rather than relying on information provided by health officials or other credible sources.

She also said she respects her son's decision to be vaccinated, but doesn't agree with it and wishes her son had listened to her reasoning as much as he took into account the research he did.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a how-to-list for youths ages 7 to 18 who've missed childhood shots.

While Paul's remarks generated some audience applause, Sen.

Even if flu shots are not completely effective, he said, "they do mitigate, and so there is a cross benefit that will decrease the severity".

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The hearing also covered herd immunity, a tenet of immunology that states the rate of a preventable illness in a population will go down if the rate of vaccination goes up. "But I still do not favor giving up on liberty for a false sense of security".

Canada's chief health officer, Dr. Theresa Tam also weighed in on this wave of later in life vaccinations saying "I don't think it's too late ever to get your measles immunization up to date".

Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) on Tuesday clashed with Sen. He said parents who question vaccines are not acting out of malice but actual concern for their children. Countless studies show that vaccines are safe.

Measles is highly contagious and can live in a room for two hours after an infected person coughed or sneezed. He asked how to go about getting vaccinated on his own.

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Ohio Teen Who Defied Mother By Getting Vaccinated Testifies Before Congress