It all began earlier this week when Kail revealed on her "Coffee Convos" podcast Thursday that she chose to not vaccinate her youngest child Lux, 18 months. The reality star explained that her son Issac, 9, did receive shots because she "didn't know any better" at the time and said her 5-year-old son Lincoln has only been partially vaccinated. Kail and her co-host Lindsie Chrisley spoke about the controversial topic after a user was curious to know their opinions.
"I did vaccinate Issac," Kail said. "I let them vaccinate him with whatever they basically said that he needed. And I feel like I was ignorant, and didn't do research, and didn't know any better."
"With Lincoln, I knew a little bit more, and I started to research more, and that's when I think the conversations of vaccines started to really be going on with me and my friends that became moms," she continued. "And there were documentaries on Netflix and all kinds of just news that I would try to look into. Lincoln did not get all of his vaccines. I definitely picked and chose which ones I felt like were necessary, and he did not get them all at once. So, he did one or two vaccines at a time. And again, those were the ones that I felt that he needed."
It was that this point that Kail said Lux hasn't been vaccinated. She also expressed that she doesn't "judge" other parents for what they choose to do for their children's health.
"Lux is 18 months and he is not vaccinated," she said. "He hasn't ever really been sick, and for me, I just think the more research that I do, and the more educated I've become, I just don't vaccinate him. So, that's my opinion, and I don't judge Lindsey if she chooses to vaccinate, or anyone else who chooses to vaccinate -- that's your prerogative. You're a parent, you know what's best for your child, and I'm not here to judge."
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Kail said that she spoke with her ex-husband Javi Marroquin, with whom she shares son Lincoln, about Lincoln getting a flu shot. The MTV star explained that Javi's girlfriend Lauren Comeau is a "big believer" in vaccines. "So, I said 'Whatever you guys choose to do with your son is fine, but my son's not getting the flu vaccine,'" Kail recalled.
According to In Touch, Kail received some backlash after giving her views on the issue, but is continuing to stand by her opinion.
"I mean, I guess the only thing I can really say and continue to stand for is to parent how it's best for your child and family," she told the publication Friday. "People don't love everything I do but I don't shove my beliefs down anyone else's throat. I know what's best for my kids and other parents know what's best for theirs."