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18-Year-Old Testifies About Getting Vaccinated Despite Mother’s Anti-Vaccine Beliefs
National Public Radio

Eighteen-year-old Ethan Lindenberger appeared before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on Tuesday to talk about how he decided to get vaccinated against the wishes of his mother, who is anti-vaccine.

Lindenberger is a senior at Norwalk High School in Norwalk, Ohio. He gained attention in November by asking about how to get vaccinated despite the opposition of his “kind of stupid parents” in a discussion on Reddit.

Anti-vaccine proponents espouse a widely discredited view that vaccines can cause autism or brain damage.