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Kristin Cavallari defends her choice not to vaccinate her child

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On Friday Kristin Cavallari was urged to further explain her stance on childhood vaccination during the show "Fox & Friends."

Thursday, the pregnant former “Hills” star originally revealed in a Fox Business interview her decision not to vaccinate her child.

But after harsh response from viewers she was forced to further explain her stance.

"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. Listen, to each their own,” she said.

“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.”

When speaking with Lisa Kennedy on Thursday, Cavallari made the surprising admission when Kennedy jokingly mentioned McCarthy’s controversial decision not to vaccinate.

“We didn’t vaccinate. I read too many books about autism and there’s studies…Now, one in 88 boys is autistic and that’s a scary statistic,” the star, who is expecting her second son, said.

Kennedy brought up the defense that she herself was vaccinated and came out fine. However, when Kennedy was vaccinated, there were not as many vaccines in the required schedule. The numbers have jumped to now a mandatory 26 doses of vaccines by age 1 and a total of 48 doses of vaccines by age 6.

Many people feel that is an overload of vaccines to be administered at such a young age. Some parents choose to spread out the vaccines and do them over a less condensed period of time and waiting until the child's brain and body are more developed.

What do you think? Is 26 doses of vaccines by age 1 and a total of 48 doses of vaccines by age 6 too much?



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