Kristin Cavallari spoke out last week about her decision to NOT vaccinate her children. This week she’s having to defend her decision after facing major criticism.
Kristen did not vaccinate her son, Camden, and won’t vaccinate her unborn child once he is born. She says it’s a personal decision, and everyone should do what feels right to them.
The reality star appeared on ‘Watch What Happens Live’ last night, and told host Andy Cohen, being anti-vaccine was “the best decision” for her children with husband Jay Cutler.
“We got a lot of questions, Kristin, about your stand on vaccines,” host Andy Cohen told her. “Kat George wants to know, ‘How can you knowingly support the spread of potentially deadly diseases by not vaccinating your children?’”
“Here’s the thing: At the end of the day, I’m just a mom. I’m trying to make the best decision for my kid,” the shoe designer, 27, replied. “There are very scary statistics out there regarding what is in vaccines and what they cause — asthma, allergies, ear infections, all kinds of things. And we feel like we’re making the best decision for our kids.”
Cavallari’s opinion on vaccines first came to light earlier this month, when she confessed on the Fox Business show The Independents that she hadn’t vaccinated Camden. “You know what, I’ve read too many books about autism,” she said. “There is a pediatric group called Homestead or…Home First…They’ve never vaccinated any of their children, and they’ve never had one case of autism.”
She later noted on Fox & Friends that the response to her comments had been “harsh,” and that she hadn’t planned to talk about it originally. “It’s not something that I publicly wanted to come out and say,” she explained. “I was in an interview and it came up, and it wasn’t what I was expecting.”
I do think that every parent should do what’s right for their children, but I’m pro-vaccines. We have vaccinations for diseases that are all but extinct now. It scares me to think about a new wave of children NOT being vaccinated and what that means for the future.
These are new pictures of Kristin in NYC last night.