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Jessica Biel & JT reportedly make controversial decision about son's health

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Are Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake choosing not to vaccinate their son, Silas?

These claims have yet to be confirmed by the actors themselves, but if they are true, they are controversial.

A friend close to the couple is claiming that Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are deciding not to vaccinate their 7-month-old son, Silas.

This "friend" told In Touch, allegedly, "Jessica is refusing to vaccinate him. She feels that vaccination could cause complications."

More: Swoon! Justin Timberlake posts adorable new photo of baby Silas

Many have chosen not to vaccinate their children. So, if this is true, Timberlake and Biel would be joining an ever growing-group of individuals who, for various reasons, have decided against the common practice. Some folks claim it is a matter of choice and a personal parenting decision, but others still cling to a thoroughly discredited study linking vaccinations and autism.

This friend also said, "I'm sure Jessica believes that she’s making the right decision, but hopefully she and Justin will do some more research on this and change their minds."

More: PHOTO: Justin Timberlake's baby Silas makes his Instagram debut

If this report is true, Timberlake and Biel aren’t alone in Hollywood, either.

They would be joining the ranks of many other famous folks who have decided not to vaccinate their children against preventable and communicable diseases. The most famous — or, at least, most vocal — being Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey. There are many other anti-vaxxers who might surprise you, though, including former The Hills star Kristin Cavallari, health nut Alicia Silverstone, Juliette Lewis and Rob Schneider. The list could go on.

We have no insight into the potential reason behind the couple's decision (if it is, in fact, true) and we will have to wait and see if Timberlake and Biel decide to come out and respond publicly. In Touch claims they reached out to the couple for "several weeks" and did not get a response.

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