Kirsten Bell: "Take Vaccination Seriously"

If you want a chance at holding Kristen Bell's baby, here's one rule you have to follow: Get vaccinated!

Kristen Bell is one of many celeb moms who are vocal about supporting vaccines. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Bell recently shared her vigilance about getting daughters Lincoln and Delta vaccinated.

"When Lincoln was born, the whooping cough epidemic was growing," Bell said. "And before she was 2 months old, we simply said [to friends], 'You have to get a whooping cough vaccination if you are going to hold our baby. It's a very simple logic: I believe in trusting doctors, not know-it-alls."

Bell's support for vaccines comes at a crucial time when measles are spreading, now with a confirmed 141 cases (still across 17 states), and as a new Pew poll revealed that some Millennials are still have doubts about vaccines.

It's likely that Lincoln, who's almost 2, has already received her first dose of the MMR vaccine (the CDC recommends it for kids between ages 12 and 15 months). Delta, who's almost 2 months, is still too young for most vaccines (including the MMR), but those closest to her can still protect her by getting vaccinated.

"@jordan_mechell: something 4 anti-vac parents 2 think about: if there were a peanut allergy vaccine created, would u give it 2 your kids?"

— Kristen Bell (@IMKristenBell) February 3, 2015

need a reason to take vaccination seriously? meet Maggie. & keep your fingers crossed for her. @MotherJones http://t.co/FMNdsu2No1

— Kristen Bell (@IMKristenBell) February 3, 2015

The most important thing i read after I had a baby: https://t.co/2bbUdPXopU

— Kristen Bell (@IMKristenBell) December 21, 2014

Sherry Huang is a Features Editor for Parents.com. She loves collecting children's picture books and has an undeniable love for cookies of all kinds. Her spirit animal would be Beyoncé Pad Thai. Follow her on Twitter @sherendipitea.

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