Kristen Bell: It's Unacceptable to Not Vaccinate Your Kids
Here’s what the 34-year-old actress had to share with the mag:
On vaccinations: “I’m very crunchy, and happily so. But there is a lot of scientific, proven information out there that shows why vaccinations are necessary. Kids with autoimmune diseases, kids who are receiving cancer treatments — they can’t be vaccinated because their immune systems [can’t handle it]. If your kid has leukemia, he can’t get vaccinations; if he then goes to school with my kid and I chose not to give my kid vaccinations, I’m putting your kid at risk. To me, that’s unacceptable. There are the weak among us whom we have to protect. As moms, our responsibility is not just to our kids — it’s to all the other kids, too. People often misplace fear. Your child is 100 times more likely to be struck by lightning than to have a severe reaction to a vaccine. That’s a fact.”
On how kids have changed her life: “Our dinner parties have changed. Now they involve guests who are in diapers and are a lot pickier. The other day, Dax said, ‘Where did we get all these kids?’ It’s weird to me that all of a sudden I have a family of four. I own two people! “Our life has taken a turn, but not in a bad way.”
On couple’s therapy: “You do better in the gym with a trainer; you don’t figure out how to cook without reading a recipe. Therapy is not something to be embarrassed about.”
For more from Kristen, visit GoodHousekeeping.com.