Seth MacFarlane Slams Anti-Vaxxers After Oregon Sees First Childhood Tetanus Case In 30 Years

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane hit out against anti-vaxxers on Saturday after an unvaccinated child in Oregon became the state’s first pediatric tetanus case in 30 years.

According to a story in The New York Times that MacFarlane shared, the boy suffered an enormous ordeal, spending 57 painful days in the hospital, including a month on a ventilator, and racking up a hospital bill of $800,000, all due to suffering a cut on his forehead…and not having been given the tetanus vaccine.

MacFarlane is clearly out of patience for those who choose not to vaccinate their children, pointing out that not doing so threatens both their lives and the lives of others.

Vaccinations have been in the news a lot lately, in part due to entirely avoidable measles outbreaks plaguing parts of the country.

There was also the remarkable case of Ethan Lindenberger, a previously-unvaccinated teenager who got vaccinated against his parents’ wishes at 18 and who recently testified before Congress about the problem.

There were a lot of people in MacFarlane’s corner on the issue, and hopefully most of them are vaccinated.

h/t: The New York Times