Eaton Lindenberger, from Ohio, never had the chance to qualify at school for these painful vaccinations because of her mother's belief. a funny look that prevents you from catching a load of diseases like hepatitis. "I had grown up with my mother very firmly and openly for my position against vaccines," said Lindenberger CNN.
Despite her older siblings, Eaton's mother, Jill Wheeler, opposed the idea of her son Ethan after reading the online information that the mistakenly claimed vaccinations were related to autism and brain damage.
The Australian Government has drawn up a report on vaccinations explaining where this misunderstanding comes from.
Ethan reached out to Reddit's users to find out if he needed the permission of his parents to vaccinate.
– My parents are stupid and do not believe in vaccines. Now that I'm 18, where do I go to get vaccinated? Can I be vaccinated at my age? "
About a month later, the post was updated, reportedly receiving hepatitis A, hepatitis B, influenza and HPV vaccines.
"I saw that there were many people with different opinions, and while I was studying these views, I came to the conclusion that they are good and useful," Lindenberger told GMA.
Following the declaration of a state health emergency in Washington after a measles epidemic – I saw more than 50 infected persons – Ethan decided to get a blow to protect himself and others.
"My mother always knew I did not agree with her, and I thought it would pass, but no. When I started to deal with it myself, it became very obvious that there was much more evidence to protect the vaccines for their benefit, "he told NPR.
And while Mrs. Wheeler thinks her son is just a rebel, Ethan is booked to have more shots this month.
Enjoy your 18th birthday photos, Eaton.