Kat Von D is a famous makeup entrepreneur and a tattoo artist who got married to her husband Leafer Seyer earlier this year, and she is now expecting her first child with her new husband. However, she revealed that she will NOT vaccinate her baby because she thinks that the vaccination shots are “not safe”.
‘If you don’t know what it’s like to have the entire world openly criticize, judge, throw uninformed opinions, and curse you – try being an openly pregnant vegan on Instagram, having a natural, drug-free home birth in water with a midwife and doula, who has the intention of raising a vegan child, without vaccinations.
People reacted to her statement, as expected, but not surprisingly, the “anti-vaccination” part was the one that got the most attention.
Some of the comments included:
Do you question and rule out all of modern medicine then? Where does it stop? You don’t trust antibiotics? Ibuprofen?’
‘I was on board until you got to the “no vaccinations” part. That is not a “my kid, my choice” thing; you are actively putting other people at risk when you don’t vaccinate your child. Please talk to an actual medical professional about this!!’
However, the former medical director for the Population Health Science Program at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Robert M Jacobson devoted about 15 minutes to question her statement, because he was confused that the tattoo artist was concerned more about the vaccines despite being heavily tattooed.
The doctor cared to explain that the vaccines are single-handedly the most tested thing prescribed by physicians, because there is absolutely no room for error in them. They are tested in hundreds of thousands of people, and the antibiotics usually prescribed to prevent infection from a tattoo are most likely tested in tens or hundreds.
Kat Von D participates in the growing anti-vaccination movement, but infectious disease specialists warn that it could lead to massive health problems in the next generations.
It is advised by the CDC that babies should get their first vaccines at two months old, and it includes:
3. Hepatitis B
They protect against the next diseases:
Diphtheria (which can cause heart failure), Tetanus, Pertussis, Hib (a type of flu that leads to meningitis), Hepatitis B, Polio and Pneumococcal disease.
Thousands of children have died of these diseases prior to the existence of these vaccines, and the rate of preventable child deaths has plummeted since the mid-20th century – the time of introduction of vaccines.