He is 18 years old, but I've never received any vaccines for diseases such as hepatitis, polio, measles, mumps, rubella or varicella.
Ethan Lindenberger, from Ohio, USA, was born in the family of "anti-vaccines", as reported to the US public radio station NPR.
For this reason, he decides to celebrate his youth complete immunization session.
"I put all the injections that my mother did not allow me to wear throughout my life"said the teenager.
His mother, Jill Wheeler, rejects the use of vaccinesAs her son explained, she does not believe in immunization because she has seen articles on the Internet which connects them to autism and brain damage.
"My parents think vaccines are some kind of state machinations, they're really stupid, and I've had more than one discussion on them, but for their beliefs, I have never been vaccinated or anything else, only God knows how I still live ", writes Lindenberger of Reddit.
Her older sister was vaccinated and her older brother was partially immune but after her mother found she had the right to give up vaccines, He decided not to inoculate his five young children.
As he grows, Lindenberger I thought it was normal not to get any vaccines, because his mother told them they were bad and had alleged negative side effects.
But then he talked to friends and found out that everyone was vaccinated, but he did not even know what the flu shot was. He was seeing more and more debates about vaccinations that appear on social networks He began to wonder what his mother had told him.
"When I started searching for myself, I realized there was a lot more evidence to protect the vaccines for their benefit", he told the NPR.
After the investigation, Lindenberger tried to confront his mother by approaching her with an article on how vaccines do not cause autism.
– Your answer was simple "That's what you want to think." I was surprised that the world's largest health organization was in contradiction with such a conspiracy statement, "he said.
Despite numerous attempts at discussion, Lidenberger could not change his mind. But it was already decided: he will be vaccinated.
Lindenberger recently received his first vaccine against diseases such as HPV, hepatitis A, hepatitis B and flu.
"My mother always knew I did not agree with her, and I thought it would happen to her, but it was not. She saw him receive vaccines for a gesture of rebellion, not for my good and for the good of the people around me.he said.