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An 18-year-old from Norwalk, Ohio, recently made the decision to receive his first-ever vaccines for a number of diseases despite his parents’ beliefs. Ethan Lindenberger discussed his decision in an interview with NPR News that was released on Saturday. In the interview, Lindenberger said he had gone without vaccines for diseases like measles, rubella, mumps and hepatitis for his entire life due to his mother’s anti-vaccine beliefs. He told the publication that his mother, Jill Wheeler, was influenced by online misinformation, including a debunked study that claims certain vaccines could lead to autism and a theory that claims vaccines were linked to brain damage. Throughout his childhoo... Full story

10 February