Jessica Biel clarifies her view on vaccinations after opposing California bill

Jessica Biel has caused a stir after appearing in Sacramento with vaccination sceptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr to add her concerns about the issue. 

The 37-year-old, who is mum to four-year-old son Silas with husband Justin Timberlake, had drawn major criticism for this.

Robert had taken to Instagram to post a snap of the pair, captioning it, ''Please say thank you to the courageous @jessicabiel for a busy and productive day at the California State House.''


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Now the actor has taken to Instagram to set the record straight on what her views are on vaccinating children.

She has said that she isn't an anti-vaxxer but she also supports those parents who decide alongside their doctors to not vaccinate their kids.

She wrote, ''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. My concern with #SB276 is solely regarding medical exemptions.''
She continued, ''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. That’s why I spoke to legislators and argued against this bill.''


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She added, ''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.''

Her words divided her followers. 

One said, ''How disappointing that you’ve chosen such a ridiculously dangerous platform to throw yourself up on vaccinations save lives and what you’re doing is endangering many.''

While another wrote, ''Thank you Jessica, my family is incredibly grateful to you for the work you’re doing. My niece was injured after receiving her scheduled vaccines to attend a California school. All the people with their torches out have never lost a child to vaccinations or had to watch their child be debilitated by them.''

It is an important conversation to be having - where do you stand on this issue?



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