6 Celeb Moms Take a Public Stand on the Vaccine Debate (PHOTOS)

Emily Abbate | Sep 10, 2013 Celebrity Moms
6 Celeb Moms Take a Public Stand on the Vaccine Debate (PHOTOS)

baby getting shotWhen it comes to controversial parenting topics, vaccines take the cake. For so many moms and dads, choosing whether or not to vaccinate is a pretty complicated choice. And while I for one firmly believe that vaccinating is essential, there are certainly people out there who disagree. 

Just like any other topic, loads of celebrities have strong opinions on the immunization debate. Check out celebrity moms and where they stand on vaccines, here:

  • 6 Celebrity Moms & Their Stances on Vaccinating

  • Amanda Peet


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    Peet is an outspoken advocate for vaccines, and even went as far as to call parents who don't vaccinate their children "parasites" back in 2008. She's since then apologized, but still stands by her pro-vaccine stance as a spokesperson for Every Child By Two.

  • Jennifer Garner


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    Jennifer Garner is pro-vaccination and spoke out as the national spokeswoman for the American Lung Association's Faces of Influenza education campaign in 2007 in support of the flu shot.

    "Influenza is serious and that vaccination should be a family priority," she said.

  • Jenny McCarthy


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    Jenny McCarthy is very anti-vaccine and stands by the fact that her son became autistic after receiving a vaccine (he's since been "cured"). 

    McCarthy, who recently joined the cast of The View, firmly believes that the rate of autism has grown rapidly alongside the number of vaccines children receive.

  • Lisa Bonet


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    Lisa Bonet, famous for her role on The Cosby Show, spoke out about her choice not to vaccinate her daughter Zoe back in 1990 on The Phil Donahue Show.


  • Keri Russell


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    Actress Keri Russell is pro-vaccination and was a spokesperson for the Silence the Sounds of Pertussis campaign by the nonprofit organization Parents of Kids With Infectious Diseases (PKIDs) back in 2007. During her time working with PKIDs, Russell said that she would "do anything to protect [her] baby," and that's why she vaccinates.

  • Salma Hayek


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    Salma Hayek is pro-vaccination and became the spokesperson for One Pack = One Vaccine after her daughter Valentina was born.


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