The Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik has clarified her stance on vaccinations, after previously copping criticism for her comments on jabbing her sons Miles and Frederick.
After it was announced this week she would be co-hosting Jeopardy!, her previous comments on vaccinations resurfaced, including from her 2012 parenting guide, Beyond the Sling.
In it she said: ‘We made an informed decision not to vaccinate our children.’
Mayim added at the time: ‘But this is a very personal decision that should be made only after sufficient research, which today is within reach of every parent who seeks to learn about their child’s health regardless of their medical knowledge or educational status.’
The star – who previously said she hadn’t been vaccinated in 30 years – went on to clarify her comments, and doubled down in a 2020 YouTube video, Anti-Vaxxers and Covid, in which she insisted she and her children will have the proper shots.
However, in the wake of her previous comments resurfacing, the actress has yet again clarified her stance on the jab and denied she’s an anti-vaxxer.
She was recently announced as a co-host of Jeopardy! (Picture: Jeopardy Instagram)
In a statement to The Wrap, her spokesperson said: ‘She has been fully vaccinated for the Covid-19 virus and is not at all an anti-vaxxer.’
Mayim was previously forced to deny she was an anti-vaxxer, tweeting in 2015: ‘Dispelling rumors abt my stance on vaccines. i’m not anti. my kids are vaccinated. so much anger and hysteria. i hope this clears things up. [sic].’
In December last year Mayim – who has a doctorate in neurobiology – went to great lengths to clear up the accusations of being against vaccinations.
She said in the YouTube video: ‘You might be saying, “Hey, wait a second, Dr. Mayim Bialik, you don’t believe in vaccines! You’re one of those anti-vaxxers”.
‘I wrote a book about 10 years ago about my experience parenting, and at the time my children had not received the typical schedule of vaccines. But I have never, not once, said that vaccines are not valuable, not useful, or not necessary, because they are.’
She added: ‘The truth is, I delayed vaccinations for reasons that you don’t necessarily get to know about simply because you follow me on social media…. As of today, my children may not have had every one of the vaccinations that your children have, but my children are vaccinated.’
Still, she shared her own belief children receive ‘way too many vaccines in this country’ and that ‘the medical community often operate[s] from a place of fear in order to make money.’
Be that as it may, Mayim cleared up her stance on the Covid jab specifically and found it ‘very disturbing’ some would choose not to receive it.
She said: ‘I want my immune system to have the best chance at fighting anything that comes its way, especially if that’s Covid.’Credit: Original article published here.