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11 Celebrities Who Are Pro-Vaccination
by Lyz Lenz
| Posted 6 months ago
Not all celebrities agree with Jenny McCarthy and Kristin Cavallari. Here are 11 celebrities who support vaccinations.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Sarah Michelle Gellar is very pro-vaccinations. She recently told Parade Magazine, "Having children is the greatest gift anyone’s ever given me, and if I can help protect anyone else’s gift, then it’s not just my pleasure, but it’s my responsibility to do it."
Mom of twins, Max and Emme, Jennifer Lopez is an advocate for the pertussis vaccine and is a spokesperson for the Silence the Sounds of Pertussis campaign.
Actress Julie Bowen is a spokesperson for the Center for Disease Control's Faces of Influenza program that advocates for annual immunization against the flu.
The first lady and the president vaccinated their daughters, Malia and Sasha, against the flu and H1N1.
Television personality Kendra Wilkinson opened up about the decision to vaccinate her son Hank saying, "If I had gone off Hollywood or media I wouldn’t have vaccinated him, but it was my choice."
Marissa Jaret Winokur
Hairspray actress Marissa Jaret Winokur is an outspoken advocate for the HPV vaccine that protects young girls from cervical cancer.
Actress and mom Salma Heyek is the spokeswoman for the "One Pack=One Vaccine" program that provides tetanus shots for mothers and children in Africa and Asia.
The former Felicity star is a spokesperson for Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases, which encourages parents to get the pertussis booster.
Former figure skating star and Olympic gold medalist, Kristi Yamaguchi has spoken publicly about the need for flu vaccines.
Jennifer Garner joined the Faces of Influenza campaign in 2007 and encourages parents and their children to get the seasonal flu vaccine.
Actress Amanda Peet once infamously told Cookie Magazine that parents who don't vaccinate their children are "parasites." She has since apologized for that comment and continues to be an advocate for childhood vaccinations.