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Jimmy Kimmel Recruits Docs for Ironic, Accurate PSA Against Anti-Vax

“Doctors didn’t learn about the human body from their friends’ Facebook page,” said late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel. “They went to medical school where they studied all sorts of amazing things like ‘How to magically prevent children from contracting horrible diseases just by giving them a little shot.'”

On Friday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Kimmel took aim at the anti-vaccine movement and delicately (sarcastically) explained why parents who “are more scared of gluten than they are of small pox” are dangerously ill-informed.

“I know if you’re one of these anti-vaccine people, you’re not going to take medical advice from a talk show host, and I don’t expect you too, I wouldn’t either,” said Kimmel in his monologue. “But I would expect you to take medical advice from almost every doctor in the world.”

Jimmy KimmelAnd with that intro, Kimmel unveiled his own version of a vaccine-PSA that included several physicians explaining — in simple, ironic language — the virtues of vaccinations.

“Remember that time you got polio?,” said one doc. “No, you don’t! Because your parents got you [beeping] vaccinated.”

Kimmel also took a shot at celebs like Jenny McCarthy, who popularized the anti-vax movement but has been surprisingly quiet since the recent measles outbreak.

Here’s the video.

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