“My parents don’t believe in vaccinations. Now I’m 18, where can I get vaccinated?”: The entry of young people from the U.S. state of Ohio has fanned the flames on the platform Reddit, an international discussion on Impfskepsis. Ethan reported that his parents had taken him as a child not to vaccinate out of fear of side effects. “God knows why I’m still alive,” he wrote. He tried to convince them to allow him to immunize – without success.
Ethan in an Interview with Fox News:
The Impfregeln in the United States vary from state to state. In Ohio parents can decide against the vaccination of their children. Ethan had to wait until he was 18. In the meantime, he has according to own information against Tetanus, Hepatitis A and B, HPV and influenza vaccination.
“My mother was mad,” he said at Reddit. His father had accepted the decision, Ethan was finally, full age. “Even if my mother wanted to convince me to do it, and to me, it doesn’t matter to me: I knew that I had to do it,” says the 18-Year-old of his decision. (A fact check to myths of Impfgegnern you can read here.)
Also in Germany there is no compulsory vaccination currently. Parents can therefore choose against which diseases their children should not be immunized, as long as they are under the age of majority. Minors can also be against the will of their parents to be vaccinated if they are considered to be “einwillung”. That is, if you are able to, to be able to the importance of your decision to estimate. This is not tied to a specific age.
The Federal court has decided that a child can also be against the will of a parent vaccinated. In the specific case concerned a mother who wanted her child not to immunize, while the father for vaccination. The judges of the languages part of the decision to the parents, the advocates, the vaccination according to the recommendations of the Standing Committee on vaccination (Stiko), if the child is no special Impfrisiken.
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Global Threat: Impfskepsis
The world health organization (WHO) has declared the avoidance or delay of vaccination to the recent global threat. From the point of view of the experts, a similarly large risk for the global health of Impfgegnern like Ebola, antibiotic resistance and air pollution.
Also being discussed in Germany for some time bitterly about a mandatory vaccination, especially since the number of measles cases in Europe in the year 2017 had increased markedly, although the disease could be eradicated by systematic Vaccination. To prevent outbreaks that would need to be immunized 95 percent of the population. However, the quota is not met in all age groups, not even in Germany.
Tough opponents who want to allow their children to not be vaccinated, although rare, but about a third of the population in Germany is considered undecided. Also, because impfkritische pages distorted on the subject of reports. (Read more about it here.)
The measles are contagious, and contrary to persistent rumors, no harmless children’s disease. The viruses are transmitted when Talking, coughing or Sneezing, on tiny droplets in the air. The disease starts with flu-like symptoms and later a characteristic rash accompanied by skin. The infection weakens the immune system immensely, more infections are so common.
A dreaded result of an inflammation of the brain, the measles encephalitis which can be fatal or with permanent damage. As a late result of measles infection is an inflammation of the nerve cells of the brain and of the spinal cord may form also after years of a so-called subacute sclerosing Panencephalitis (SSPE),. It leads to the failure of brain functions and finally to death.