Kristin Cavallari Didn't Vaccinate Son Because of Autism Fears

March 15, 2014 04:19:38 GMT

Cavallari, who previously said that she did not vaccinate her son, explains her decision, 'I've ready too many books about autism and there's some scary statistics out there.'

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Kristin Cavallari is against vaccinating children. The former star of "The Hills" was in Fox Business interview on Thursday, March 13 when the session touched the issue of vaccination. She appeared on "Fox & Friends" the next day and offered explanation for her view.

"You know, it's not something that I wanted to publicly come out and say... I was in an interview when it came up and it wasn't what I was expecting," she said on Friday. "Listen, to each their own. I understand both sides of it. I've ready too many books about autism and there's some scary statistics out there. It's our personal choice, and, you know, if you're really concerned about your kid get them vaccinated."

Back on Thursday, the former reality star who has a son with football player Jay Cutler and is pregnant with her second child admitted to not vaccinating her son when the topic came out in the interview with Lisa Kennedy. "We didn't vaccinate. I read too many books about autism and there's studies," she shared.

"There is a pediatric group called Homestead, or Home First? Pregnancy brain, I've got it confused. They've never vaccinated any of their children and they haven't had one case of autism. And now, 1 in 88 boys is autistic, which is a really scary statistic ... The vaccinations have changed over the years, there's more mercury and other..." Cavallari said.


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posted by Typhoid Mary on Mar 15, 2014
Excellent Kristen. Carry on in my name...
posted by afmom on Mar 15, 2014
My children were also harmed by vaccines. Just because one study of MMR showed it did not cause autism, that does not mean that all vaccines, especially the ones containing the neurotoxins/immune toxins aluminum and mercury, are also safe. Doctors continually misquote this study. In fact, recent similar studies (of babies' facial expressions in movies, photos) are now showing that the first signs of autism appear at 2 months of age, the same time when most American babies get their first round of 4-5 vaccines. Every parent needs to make an informed choice about vaccines, for their own children. They do not all have the same risk of exposure/harm to childhood diseases or risk of vaccine reactions. Until our FDA does better testing of ALL vaccines (such as not allowing toxic ingredients known to cause immune problems and neurological disorders in the placebos...yes you can check this out on every vaccine's package insert...the placebo always contains aluminum or mercury if the vaccine does. How is that ethical to inject children during safety trials with a harmful substance?????
posted by Deb on Mar 15, 2014
Why in the world are people beingso darn childish and calling people names. Grow up. As to the subject at hand. Its dangerous to not vaccinate and have your children around babies that are toyoung to vaccinate. Because you can inflict a disease your child may carry. Vaccines are to protect. Those children in 3rd world countries would love to get those vaccinations people turn down. Children die everyday because its not available to them. If you don't vaccinate then homeschool and don't take your child around other children. Its not fair to them. By the way yes I can spell. The spacebar didn't work a couple of times. Don't use that as an excuse for insulting me for it. I wouldn't reply anyway. I have better things to do then this.
posted by MrEdofCourse on Mar 15, 2014
How about less articles from Playboy models and other assorted bimbos about not vaccinating, and more articles from doctors, scientists, people who work for the CDC, WHO, peer reviewed medical journals and others dedicating their lives to medical research who all support vaccinations.
posted by PeopleAreStupid on Mar 15, 2014
These people are the same people who advocate not wearing seat belts because they know someone who's life was saved because they were not wearing the seat belt. Yeah maybe 1-100 freak accidents someone's life was saved because they were thrown from the vehicle where 99 others were saved. Why anyone would take medical advice from a celebrity is beyond me. Forget the people who have dedicated their lives to medicine, who went to COLLEGE/medical SCHOOL and have worked in hospitals.
posted by lets be nice on Mar 15, 2014
more people should be educated on statistics, and more importantly, bad statistics. let's not be rude, it's just unfortunate.
posted by PediDoc on Mar 15, 2014
Ok-so has she bothered to read sound data concerning these vaccines? And, if a child gets a vaccine preventable illness from one of her kids, will those parents have a right to hold her legally responsible?
posted by ADifferentLink on Mar 15, 2014
The only link here is the link between brain-damaged assholes and the presence of unvaccinated plague-bearer children.
posted by SterilizeStupidity on Mar 15, 2014
Oh look, another moron citing crap science. I wonder of those so called books she read were pop-ups. Idiots like this shouldn't be allowed to pollute the gene pool anymore than it already is
posted by Atreides528 on Mar 15, 2014
Is this idiot aware that you cant CATCH autism from a vaccine? If there IS a link between the two (and the evidence is flimsy at best) then her kid would have had autism before birth. Celebrities are morons and people who take advice from them are even bigger ones.
posted by PolioForEveryone on Mar 15, 2014
These idiots. Tanisha, your two sons is not a statistically valid sample. The autism/vaccine link was debunked. Now we'll have kids running around with polio, great. The rise in autism has been linked to older parents. Everyone's waiting until they're 50 to have kids...and they blame vaccines.
posted by NTFS on Mar 15, 2014
Another clueless twat who, unfortunately, breeds.
posted by EvenLessTolerance on Mar 15, 2014
No, another idiot endangering her children AND OUR CHILDREN. Vaccinations work because of "herd" effects. If enough people are vaccinated then the "group" is protected from stragglers, and idiots like her. Maybe she and all of the other 5-minutes of fame folks should actually read a book, or better yet, an actual article with facts on the FAKED autism link.
posted by foad on Mar 15, 2014
I hope her kids get measles
posted by FreakShowAudience on Mar 15, 2014
Celebrities like Kristin Cavallari or Jenny McCarthy pass on their ignorance and idiocy to fans who also don't know any better.. The media is worried about selling ads, not educating people, and this info is reported and absorbed into public consciousness... People who mean well begin talking about links between vaccines and autism... Of course, there are none.
posted by Tanisha on Mar 15, 2014
I am so happy she gets it.. My son is autistic and at 3 years old he stopped getting shots.. He is now 8, i also have a 14 month old who has never had one shot.... My son was fine until he received his 1 year shots for mmr. Always happy when people get it... Oh FYI my boys have NEVER... YES NEVER BEEN SICK... SO MUCH FOR VACCINES KEEPING US HEALTHY!! People that don't know shouldn't judge!!!!
posted by Joel on Mar 15, 2014
Don't know who's more ignorant: Kristin or the press that shared her ignorance.
posted by thepaqrat on Mar 15, 2014
I doubt that this celebutard has "read too many books" about anything.
posted by suchandstuff on Mar 15, 2014
I.think it's linked to all the gmo's in our food...
posted by Tyrone on Mar 15, 2014
Kristin Cavallari is dumb as a post. The so-called vaccination-autism link was shown to be due to faked data. Real studies have shown no such link.
posted by NoToleranceForStupid on Mar 15, 2014
Another idiot endangering their children because of false information and discredited studies..

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