Most people believe that vaccinations are a good thing and ensure that their children are vaccinated within a timely manner. Vaccinations were designed to introduce the human body to a weakened or dead strain of a virus so the body can fight it and the vaccinated child or person will not become ill with the virus again.
While vaccinations do offer protection from dangerous childhood illnesses, many people also believe that they have horrible side effects and can even cause autism. There have been many studies that link vaccinations to autism, but doctors have not been able to confirm that vaccinations do cause autism.
Kristen Cavallari is expecting a baby boy with her husband Jay Cutler and says that she does not plan to vaccinate him. The couple also have a 1 year old son named Camden who they have never vaccinated.
Although Kristen was not comfortable discussing her decision to not vaccinate, she did explain it in a recent interview saying,
"You know what, I've read too many books about autism. There is a pediatric group called Homestead or, shoot, Homestead or Home First -- now I have pregnancy brain, I got them confused -- but they've never vaccinated any of their children and they've never had one case of autism. And now, one in 88 boys is autistic, which is a really scary statistic."
She continued, "But, you know, listen, to each their own. I understand both sides of it. I've read too many books about autism and there's some scary statistics out there. It's our personal choice, you know, and if you're really concerned about your kid, then get them vaccinated and it shouldn't be a problem."
Kristen is known for speaking her mind and standing up for what she believes in and it looks like she hasn't changed. She admitted that not all of her friends and family members agree with her choices but said that it is okay and she knows what is best for her children.
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