Kristin Cavallari Won’t Vaccinate Her Kids, So I’m Officially Rejoining Team LC
If Kristin Cavallari is trying to make us all whip out our Team LC flags again, she's doing a great job. (She's also doing a great job at not doing anything to make dated Hills references go away.) Kristin Cavallari didn't vaccinate her son, 18-month-old Camden and she has no plans of doing so. Cavallari has jumped aboard the old Jenny McCarthy train and insists that she won't vaccinate her children because of the risk of autism.
During an interview on the Fox Business show The Independents Thursday, Cavallari said, "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."
Also scary is that fact children can be exposed to numerous life-threatening illnesses when they aren't vaccinated and that infants can potentially die of diseases like whooping cough by contracting it through children who aren't vaccinated. Don't mind me, just giving the alternative side of the story.
Talk show host Lisa Kennedy Montgomery did the same and told Cavallari of the unconfirmed claim that there is link between vaccinations and autism, "Well, my mom vaccinated us, and she doesn't have any cases of autism either. Isn't that weird?" Cavallari responded, "But the vaccinations have changed over the years. There's more mercury and other [stuff]..."
Cavallari's controversial stance was brought up again on Friday when she appeared on Fox & Friends. She responded to the backlash against her opinion and agreed that it was "harsh." She explained, "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."
Nope, doesn't work like that, Cavallari. Without getting to into it (clearly I'm not a doctor), not all vaccines are given at the same time, so an older child, say Cavallari's son, if carrying a disease could give it to an infant, say, Cavallari's new baby once it's born. If things like this sound "harsh" to Cavallari, she has to keep it mind that to other parents — and really just other humans in general — her opinion sounds way more harsh in its selfishness.