Anti-vaxxer teen tells Congress why he vaccinated himself against his mom’s wishes

Nicole Lyn Pesce
Anti-vaxxer teen tells Congress why he vaccinated himself against his mom’s wishes

Teens of anti-vaxxer parents are taking a shot at immunizing themselves. Ohio teen Ethan Lindenberger went viral last fall after starting the Reddit thread, “My parents are kind of stupid and don’t believe in vaccines. Can I get vaccinated at my age?” On Tuesday, he went before Congress to call out social media sites for spreading the misinformation about vaccines that makes people like his parents afraid to vaccinate their kids, just one day after the American Academy of Pediatrics also urged the CEOs of Facebook, Google and Pinterest to filter vaccine misinformation from their platforms.