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When Teens Blow off Parents’ Pleas to Get Vaccinated, the Consequences Can Be Deadly

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Kennedy Stonum, a high school junior, deflected repeated entreaties from her father to please just get vaccinated against covid-19.

"I would send her articles. I would send her studies. I would send her whatever I thought might either scare her enough about covid to get the vaccine or allay her concerns enough about the vaccine," said Lee Stonum, 41, a public defender in Orange County, California. His mother, who lives in Cleveland, also sent emails to her granddaughter urging her to get the shots.

"She was very skilled at blowing it off," Stonum said of his ...