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Jenny McCarthy Refuses Being Labeled 'Anti-Vaccine'

April 13, 2014 13:25:38 GMT

'I've never told anyone to not vaccinate,' the mother of one clarified her controversial stance on vaccination for infants.


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Jenny McCarthy refused to be called an "anti-vaccine," saying she's in the gray area. The "The View" co-host wrote in a Chicago Sun-Times column published on Saturday, April 12 that she wouldn't change her controversial anti-vaccination stance but wouldn't support it loudly either.

"I am not 'anti-vaccine,' " McCarthy wrote. "This is not a change in my stance nor is it a new position that I have recently adopted. For years, I have repeatedly stated that I am, in fact, 'pro-vaccine' and for years I have been wrongly branded as 'anti-vaccine.' "

She continued, "My beautiful son, Evan, inspired this mother to question the 'one size fits all' philosophy of the recommended vaccine schedule." Her 11-year-old son Evan has autism. "For my child, I asked for a schedule that would allow one shot per visit instead of the multiple shots they were and still are giving infants," she said.

The 41-year-old went on, "I believe in the importance of a vaccine program and I believe parents have the right to choose one poke per visit. I've never told anyone to not vaccinate. Should a child with the flu receive six vaccines in one doctor visit? Should a child with a compromised immune system be treated the same way as a robust, healthy child? Shouldn't a child with a family history of vaccine reactions have a different plan? Or at least the right to ask questions?"

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posted by MikeF on Apr 13, 2014
She is really quite ignorant if she thinks people have forgotten her very clear stance against immunizations. She never gave the nuanced version of "one poke per visit" she is now trying to spin as the stance she has always taken. Her stupidity has led to new outbreaks of measles and mumps here in the USA where we had those diseases under control for many years. She doesn't get to back away from it now for free.

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