• The World Health Organization has called "vaccine hesitancy" a global health threat in 2019.

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predict that there is "no link between vaccines and autism".

  • Celebrities such as Julie Bowen, Hillary Clinton and Jennifer Garner spoke on the need for vaccination.


Despite much research, the myth that vaccines cause autism or other distressing side effects persists.
The World Health Organization (WHO) ranked "vaccine hesitancy" among the top 10 global health threats in 2019, saying "vaccination is one of the most cost-effective ways to avoid the disease – it currently avoids 2 to 3 million deaths a year. and an additional $ 1.5 million could be avoided if the global coverage of vaccinations improved. "
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), among many other organizations, also have a section on their website regarding vaccinations and autism. "Studies have shown that there is no link between the administration of vaccines and the development of an ASD. [autism spectrum disorder]," it says.
We have gathered 14 celebrities who have used their platforms to suppress anti-vaxxing myths and talk about the need to vaccinate our children and ourselves.


Kristen Bell wrote an article for HuffPost in favor of vaccination.

"Regarding the benefits of vaccination, this has been proven. they work, "wrote the actress" Good Place "in an article for HuffPost. "It's enough for me to climb on a soap box, make a very bad cardboard poster in my garage and let other mothers know that it's safe, important and bigger than emotion. is the truth."


Julie Bowen's children are vaccinated.

Julie Bowen contacted her relatives to decide to vaccinate her children.
"I talked to my sister, an infectious disease doctor – and also to my own doctor and pediatrician, who told me," By not vaccinating your children, you are exposing them to serious risks. for me, "said the actress" Modern Family "in an interview with WebMD." Once I made that decision, there were some tears – most of mine – but now, the three boys follow a regular vaccination schedule. "


Sarah Michelle Gellar wants to protect the children of all.

"Having children is the most beautiful gift that I 've ever offered, and if I can help protect the gift of someone else, that' s it. not only a pleasure for me, but it's my responsibility to do it, "Parade told the actress" Buffy vs. the Vampire Slayer "decision to encourage parents to vaccinate their children against whooping cough.


Amanda Peet said she lost friends when she started talking in favor of vaccination.

"I have received a lot of hate mail and have lost some friends," CNN in 2015 told the "Romanoffs" actress who had decided to support the vaccination. "It's really hard to trust our government's regulators, but I think I can suggest that the CDC, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Bill & Melinda Gates – to name just a few examples. – are all in a massive conspiracy to minimize the dangers of vaccines is a breathtaking leap. "


Salma Hayek spoke about the dangers of not vaccinating children.

"The idea of ​​losing a child with a disease that can be easily prevented seems unbearable, especially when it is in our power to prevent it," Salma Hayek told UNICEF. "If you knew how to save a child's life, what could stop you?" Hayek is an ambassador for UNICEF.


Jennifer Garner said vaccination "should be a priority for the family".

The actress "13 Going on 30" has long advocated for vaccines against influenza and other vaccinations. In 2007, she joined the American Lung Association's Faces of Influenza campaign as a spokesperson.
"I want to help ensure that all moms in the country understand that the flu is serious and that vaccination should be a priority for the family," she told ABC News.


Bill and Melinda Gates shared information on the benefits of immunization through their foundation.

Bill and Melinda Gates have a page dedicated to investing in vaccines on their foundation's website. "Vaccines save millions of lives every year and are among the most cost-effective health interventions ever developed," reads the site.
"We are working to bring existing life-saving vaccines to the countries where people need them the most".


Jennifer Lopez encourages parents to vaccinate their children against whooping cough.

J-Lo joined The Sounds of Pertussis in 2009 as a spokesperson to encourage parents to vaccinate their children against whooping cough. "This problem is important to me," she said. "I did not know much about it before becoming a parent, but whooping cough is on the rise."


Jon Stewart said that there was an "America unnecessarily sick".

Like many late-night hosts, Jon Stewart has blocked the spread of anti-vaxxers. "They are not rednecks. They are not ignorant. They practice a conscious stupidity, "he said in 2015 to" California Liberals rich and devoid of science "who do not believe in vaccination. "America is not red. There is no blue America. There is only one America that is needlessly sick.


Serena Williams has distributed vaccines in Ghana.

The tennis star went to Ghana in 2006 to help distribute measles vaccines. She told mothers who had brought their children to be vaccinated that she would talk about the experience in the United States, saying, "So people will be more aware of diseases like malaria and receive the polio vaccine and all these vaccines if necessary. and so vital to the health of children. "


Hillary Clinton said, "The science is clear."

Like many politicians, Hillary Clinton spoke in favor of vaccination. "Science is clear," she tweeted in 2015. "The earth is round, the sky is blue and #vaccineswork. Let's protect all our children. #GrandmothersKnowBest. "


Similarly, former President Barack Obama said that science is "pretty indisputable".

Former President Barack Obama also talked about vaccines. "I understand that some families are sometimes concerned about the effects of vaccines," he said. "Science is, you know, pretty indisputable. We have looked at this over and over again. There is every reason to be vaccinated, but there is no reason not to do so. "


Olivia Wilde vaccinated her son, Otis, in 2015.

Olivia Wilde announced on Twitter that her son was being vaccinated. "Our little guy Otis will have his next round of vaccinations tomorrow!"She posted in 2015." I am so grateful to be able to protect him and protect his community of children. "


Kristi Yamaguchi vaccinated her children regularly.

"I take my girls to get vaccinated every year and I ask all people in contact with them to ensure that they are also vaccinated, so as to contribute to the creation of a cocoon of protection, "said the figure skater in the interview.

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