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Jessica Biel Clarifies She's 'Not Against Vaccinations,' But Supports Families Having Right to Make 'Educated Medical Decisions'

Jessica Biel Clarifies She's 'Not Against Vaccinations,' But Supports Families Having Right to Make 'Educated Medical Decisions'

Jessica Biel is clarifying that she is not anti-vaccines after all those anti-vaxxer labels.

If you don’t know, Jessica was labeled as being anti-vaccines when she was seen lobbying with Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who is known to be against vaccines.

Jessica is now explaining why she was lobbying against California’s anti-vaccine bill alongside Robert.

“This week I went to Sacramento to talk to legislators in California about a proposed bill. I am not against vaccinations — I support children getting vaccinations and I also support families having the right to make educated medical decisions for their children alongside their physicians,” Jessica posted on her Instagram account moments ago.

“My concern with #SB277 is solely regarding medical exemptions. My dearest friends have a child with a medical condition that warrants an exemption from vaccinations, and should this bill pass, it would greatly affect their family’s ability to care for their child in this state,” Jessica continued. “That’s why I spoke to legislators and argued against this bill. Not because I don’t believe in vaccinations, but because I believe in giving doctors and the families they treat the ability to decide what’s best for their patients and the ability to provide that treatment. I encourage everyone to read more on this issue and to learn about the intricacies of #SB277. Thank you to everyone who met with me this week to engage in this important discussion!”

Jessica Biel and her husband, Justin Timberlake, have a four-year-old son Silas Randall Timberlake.

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  • Amaranthus63

    Exactly what I said here yesterday. If people had actually read the article it never said she was an anti-vaxxer. Just that she wanted to make sure there were medical exceptions.

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  • plez

    What is interesting is she did say that her son had been vaccinated. I bet she believes in vaccines for other kids but doesn’t believe that if everyone gets vaccinated everyone is protected. This is how we went from measles being completely ended in North America to it now having a come back and increasing every year.

  • Wendy

    This is exactly why other people need to get vaccinated, herd immunity. I agree with her that there should be medical exemptions. People with compromised immune systems shouldn’t be forced to vaccinate when it could potentially really harm them.

  • nicosnectarinegirl

    yeah and what about religious exemptions for certain religions that follow cosher dietary laws like for example Jewish people which the biggest outbreak in the country in NY is largely in Jewish neighborhoods including 266 cases in Rockland County and 588 in NYC for a total of 854 cases which is a majority of cases

  • greppinwolf

    Lying anti-vaxxer. This bill stops fraudulent doctor shopping for fake exemptions. This doesn’t stop real medical exemptions in the least. It standardizes a review process to prevent want is going on now with measles outbreaks.

    “The State Public Health Officer or the public health’s officer’s designee to approve or deny a medical exemption request, upon determining that the request provides sufficient medical evidence that the immunization is contraindicated or that a specific precaution regarding a particular immunization exists, based on guidelines of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).”

  • greppinwolf

    They aren’t getting forced because no doctor or medical board would approve hurting a patient.

  • USWeeklyHatesComments

    As someone with several chronic lifelong incurable autoimmune diseases, I NEED vaccines.  I need them for myself, I need my loved ones to get them and I need the general public to not only get them but HAVE HEALTHCARE (**healthcare for all!!!**).  One cold can put me on my ass for 3 months.  While fighting said cold, my body could go on the offensive and attack my kidneys, liver (which it already did once, gave me hepatitis), my heart or anything else that could eventually harm or kill me.  God help me and the others who are susceptible if MMR, polio or any other god forsaken disease that we’ve all but, or did, eradicate comes back. I understand other countries have these horrific diseases and every day, they could be flying into any american international airport. Herd immunity is vital. So I’m very pro-vaccine.

    That said, there are people who, while sick, cannot handle vaccines. Like others like me.
    Or there is a famous family, I believe from Australia or New Zealand, that the anti vaxxers clinged to because he got sick off vaccines.  But the family fights it because without that first vaccine, he wouldn’t have gotten sick and his body wouldn’t have shown his rare disease.  He got sick, which gave him a fever and his rare disease kicks in when he gets fevers and when that happens, he can get sick to the point of death.  So now, he doesn’t get vaccines BUT his family advocates for vaccines and keeping everyone healthy because the sick could kill their son.

    So yes, there are people who should be exempt from getting vaccines.  But if your arguement is autism or some of the other stupid ass shit peddled by anti vaxxers, then fuck you.  I’m not dying because of your stupid assness.

    If that’s why Jessica was up there (real valid exemption), great.  But standing with Kennedy, you just screwed anyone ever listening to you now.  That was stupid.