Kristin Cavallari is once again trying to defend her decision not to vaccinate her children. During an interview on the March 18 episode of ‘Watch What Happens Live,’ Kristin shocked viewers when she claimed that it’s the ‘best’ decision she and husband Jay Cutler have made for their children.
The controversy continues! Kristin Cavallari has defended her decision not to vaccinate her children yet again, despite the fact that necessary childhood vaccinations have been proven safe and effective in recent years.
Kristin Cavallari Explains Why She Won’t Vaccinate Her Kids
On March 14, Kristin Cavallari sparked controversy during her interview on Fox and Friends when she defended her decision not to vaccinate her children for the first time. After being asked about why she decided not to vaccinate, Kristin claimed it was a “personal” decision between her and her husband, Chicago Bears football player Jay Cutler.
Kristin not only stood behind that so-called personal decision, but also explained her thought process when she once again defended not having her kids vaccinated during an appearance on the March 18 episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.
When Andy brought the topic up, Kristin seemed annoyed and gave the following repetitive answer:
“At the end of the day, I’m just a mom. I’m trying to make the best decision for my kid. There are very scary statistics out there regarding what is in vaccines… and what they cause. Asthma, allergies, ear infections, all kinds of things. We feel like we’re making the best decision for our kids.”
While Kristin may think she is making the best decision for her son Camden Jack, 1, and her unborn second child, she does not realize how that “personal” decision can and will affect others. No parent wants their children to suffer from things like asthma, allergies, or ear infections — but these are all treatable. They are also contained, whereas an outbreak of disease among children who haven’t been vaccinated is not.
Measles & Mumps Outbreak Caused By Kids Who Were Not Vaccinated
This day and age, not vaccinating your children is considered taking a huge risk.
In March 2013 alone there were major outbreaks of mumps and measles reported in both Ohio and New York. This is extremely unusual, because measles incidence dropped a whopping 99% after the vaccination was introduced in 1963.
The 19 people who were diagnosed with measles in New York City alone were children who were either too young to be vaccinated or children whose parents chose not to vaccinate them, according to Slate.
The yearly average of measles outbreaks from 2000 to 2007 was a mere 63 people, and almost all of those victims brought the disease in from abroad. In 2013, the number of people diagnosed with measles tripled — and almost all of the cases were contracted right here in the United States due to lack of vaccinations.
Tell us, HollyMoms — Do you agree or disagree with Kristin? What are your thoughts on necessary vaccinations? Let us know your thoughts below.
— Lauren Cox