Kristin Cavallari defends decision not to vaccinate her son - New York News

Kristin Cavallari defends decision not to vaccinate her son

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

"With all those sneezy people and the Jenny McCarthys of the world not vaccinating their babies... Crazy. Are you opposed to vaccines?," asked FOX Business host Lisa Kennedy.

"We didn't vaccinate," responded Kristin Cavallari.

The ultimate awkward moment happened Thursday on FOX Business when new and expecting mom Cavalarri announced that she and hubby Bears quarterback Jay Cutler do not vaccinate their son.

By Friday morning, the former reality TV star was doing damage control on FOX & Friends after criticism erupted on social media.

"It's not something that I wanted to publicly come out and say. I was in an interview and it came up and it wasn't what I was expecting but listen, to each their own. I understand both sides of it," said Cavallari.

"At the current time there's no research to show that people have developmental delay or cognitive decline due to vaccinations," said Rush University Medical Center's Dr. Renee Slade.

In an interview with FOX 32's Tisha Lewis, Slade explained why parents are concerned about vaccinations.

"Parents, both celebrity and non-celebrity parents are concerned about autism. There was a study in 1998 that was a very small study that was the first to link vaccines with autism," said Slade.

Since then Slade said several larger studies have debunked those results, but as Kristin Cavallari said - to each their own.

"It's our personal choice and if you're really concerned about your kid, get them vaccinated and it shouldn't be a problem," said Cavallari.

While most of the comments, on Twitter, in response to Cavallari's comments were negative, there were Cavallari supporters.

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