After he discovered that most people get vaccines, Ethan researched the issue, later offering his mother evidence he hoped would change her mind, including a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But, due to their beliefs I've never been vaccinated for anything, god knows how I'm still alive, ' his post said.
Late a year ago, Lindenberger, now a high school senior, confided in a pastor, who suggested he was legally free to make decisions.
Lindenberger says he was vaccinated for Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, HPV and influenza during his first visit to the county health department and has more vaccinations scheduled for later this month. The other must be a paperwork mistake, she said. Eventually, she was vaccinated for "everything", she said, but did not mention at which age she was able to have the shots administered.
In Washington, a self-described underage teen wrote in January that his or her mother would not allow vaccines.
Public health officials in Vancouver have said the latest case of measles there is not connected to the outbreak in Washington state, where 53 cases of the virus have been reported in Clark County since the start of the year, with one more in King County and four others in neighbouring Oregon.
"Measles is exquisitely contagious".
A record number of people in Europe were infected with measles in 2018 as the number of cases tripled from the year before, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). User /u/Danny691261 posted, "I am writing because I am the 15 year old son of an anti-vaccine parent".
"So it is clear in the law that we need to mobilize the entire government machinery, as well as our partners in the health sector, to inform the public that immunization is provided for free by the government, that it is safe, and that this is needed to protect the lives and health of children all over the country", Nograles said. Minnesota is a state where guardians can opt out of required vaccinations if they philosophically object to them.
The tension has complicated his home life.
Ethan has discussed the importance of vaccinations with his siblings; his 16-year-old brother is sympathetic but his 14-year-old sister is siding with their mother.
The patient, a Vancouver resident, was diagnosed on Thursday as having the virus, but the period during which it is considered infectious has since passed, said Shaf Hussain, a spokesman for Vancouver Coastal Health.