Posted: 4 March, 2015 by Christian Hull

Jimmy Kimmel Reignites The Most Controversial Debate

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Jimmy Kimmel has passionately reignited the vaccination debate in spectacular fashion.

Last Friday Jimmy Kimmel spoke about vaccinating your children. He has an 8-month-old daughter, and noticed that the debate on 'whether you should or shouldn't vaccinate' is still going on.

He passionately believes that all parents should vaccinate their kids. As a 28-year-old single guy, I agree, DO YOU?

On Friday’s show, broadcast across America, he aired this clip.

A Message for the Anti-Vaccine Movement

He received a fair amount of hate as you can see from this next video.

In this video he wanted to play fair, so he invited two activists to express their anti-vaccination views to the general public.

Jimmy Kimmel's Update on the Anti-Vaccination Discussion

I want to ask you, if there was an Ebola outbreak in your area and a vaccine for Ebola was available, would you take it? Would you let your kids take it?

A few people in the office said to me that I can’t really compare Ebola to Measles. I'm not a doctor but I did some research and found that 674,000 people passed away (in underdeveloped countries) due to measles in 2011 alone!

In 2013, there were 145,700 deaths globally from the disease, a huge decrease from the 2011 figures, thanks to the measles vaccine.

What I am trying to say is that vaccines are ok! They were designed to protect us. We are so lucky that our parents had us vaccinated.

We have grown up not having to worry about getting sick. Now, slowly, people are choosing not to vaccinate their kids. All because of one man's report linking vaccines to autism in 1998. A report that had a financial conflict of interest and the fact that no other scientist could match the original findings of this report.

I 100% understand there are risks involved in everything you do, but the risks in vaccinating your kids are so small. Some people can’t be vaccinated due to allergies. This means disease prevention is doubly important, we need to make sure we don’t get sick, which could in turn, make the unvaccinated people deathly ill.

Everyone can make up their own mind. I'll always support someone's decision to not vaccinate, as long as they are aware of the risks they are taking for their child and other children.

I'm sure this article will get people fired up. You can read a well-written article here...[CLICK ME]

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