Defying Parents, A Teen Decides To Get Vaccinated

Measles is a highly contagious illness that can cause serious health problems, including brain damage, deafness and, in rare cases, death. Vaccination can prevent measles infections.

NPR’s Scott Simon speaks with 18-year-old Ethan Lindenberger about getting vaccinated despite his parents’ disapproval.

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