Former reality star Kristin Cavallari recently opened up about the decision she made with husband Jay Cutler to not vaccinate their kids.
Cavallari and Cutler, a quarterback for the Chicago Bears, have an 18-month-old son named Camden Jack Cutler and Cavallari is currently pregnant with the couple's second child, also a boy.
Cavallari initially appeared on the Fox Business show "The Independents" on Thursday to promote her new E! show "The Fabulist," where she is a co-host. Cavallari was asked by host Lisa Kennedy if she was opposed to vaccines. Cavallari's interview can be viewed below and the vaccine question occurs at the 2:26 minute mark.
"We didn't vaccinate," Cavallari told Kennedy, referring to son Camden.
She added, "You know what? I've read too many books about autism and the studies."
Kennedy replied, "There's no link. Read the links that say autism and vaccines have no correlation."
"I will say this, there is a pediatric group called Homestead, oh shoot -- Homestead or Homefront, now I have pregnancy brain, I got them confused -- they've never vaccinated any of their children, and they haven't had one case of autism. And now one in 88 boys is autistic, which is a really scary statistic."
Cavallari was citing a study released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2012, which reported that one in 88 children were diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder by age 8. The study analyzed data from 2008.
"The vaccinations have changed over the years, there's more mercury and other...," Cavallari told Kennedy before the host moved on to another question.
On Friday, March 14, Cavallari appeared on "Fox & Friends" and talked a little more about her stance on the vaccination issue and the backlash she has received. Her appearance on the show can be viewed below and her vaccination discussion occurs at the 2:15 minute mark.
"You know, it's not something that I wanted to publicly come out and say," Cavallari explained. "I was in an interview when it came up and it wasn't what I was expecting."
She added, "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 get them vaccinated."
Check out videos of Cavallari's interviews below.