- The World Health Organization called “vaccine hesitancy” a global health threat for 2019.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there is “no link between vaccines and autism.”
- Celebrities including Julie Bowen, Hillary Clinton, and Jennifer Garner have spoken out about the necessity of vaccinations.
Despite extensive amounts of research, the myth that vaccinations cause autism or other life-changing side effects persists.
The World Health Organization (WHO) listed “vaccine hesitancy” as one of the 10 global health threats for 2019, saying, “vaccination is one of the most cost-effective ways of avoiding disease — it currently prevents 2 to 3 million deaths a year, and a further 1.5 million could be avoided if global coverage of vaccinations improved.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), among many other organizations, also has a section on its website addressing vaccinations and autism. “Studies have shown that there is no link between receiving vaccines and developing ASD [autism spectrum disorder],” it says.
We’ve rounded up 14 celebrities who have used their platforms to shut down anti-vaxxing myths and speak out about the need for vaccinating our children and ourselves.