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Jenny McCarthy Clarifies: ‘I Am Not Anti-Vaccine!'; Says Autistic Son Evan Receives Vaccinations One at a Time

Apr 14, 2014 08:42 AM EDT
Jenny McCarthy has been in the center of rumors that claim she’s anti-vaccination but the 41-year-old “The View” host clarified once and for all that she is not “anti-vaccine.”
(Photo : Jenny McCarthy/Twitter) Jenny McCarthy has been in the center of rumors that claim she’s anti-vaccination but the 41-year-old “The View” host clarified once and for all that she is not “anti-vaccine.”

Jenny McCarthy has been in the center of rumors that claim she's anti-vaccination but the 41-year-old "The View" host clarified once and for all that she is not "anti-vaccine."

McCarthy has an autistic son, Evan, who is now 11 years old. She confirmed that her son is the very reason why she challenged the vaccination system in the first place.

In article she wrote for the Chicago-Sun Times, McCarthy said, "I am not anti-vaccine. This is not a change in my stance nor is it a new position that I have recently adopted. For years, I have repeatedly stated that I am, in fact, pro-vaccine and for years I have been wrongly branded as anti-vaccine."

The talk show host also confessed that it is her son that inspired him to question the "one size fits all" philosophy of the recommended vaccine schedule. "I embarked on this quest not only for myself and my family, but countless parents who shared my desire for knowledge that could lead to options and alternate schedules, but never to eliminate the vaccines."

McCarthy also pinpointed the various blog sites and posts that claimed her position towards vaccine was negative and inconsiderate. She challenged the media entities that have reported about her stand on vaccinations and even made it a headline when in fact their statements have all been false.

"What happened to critical thinking? What happened to asking questions because every child is different," she wrote.

So once and for all, McCarthy said that it's not about not wanting to give her 11-year-old son Evan vaccines -at all. It's all just a matter of giving him vaccines one at a time, versus in groups.

As of late, the talk show host has asked for a shot per visit schedule for his son instead of multiple shots all at the same time.

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