Jimmy Kimmel has very little patience for anti-vaxxers. Why would he? He has three children, including a baby. On Friday’s show, he took a few minutes to get serious (in a funny way) about the very serious topic of vaccinations.
Kimmel points out that in LA, there are schools in which 20% of the students aren’t vaccinated because “parents here are more scared of gluten than they are of small pox.”
Despite his very strong opinions on the subject, he realizes that no one is going to take medical advice from a talk show host, at least they shouldn’t, but he “would expect you to take medical advice from almost every doctor in the world” because “they didn’t learn about the human body from someone’s Facebook page.”
He then goes on to talk about how many of the same anti-vaxxers receive botox shots, which is botulism, and that a shot like that will prevent polio.
“Some people do not buy into that because they did a Google search and Jenny McCarthy popped up and she had clothes on so they listened to what she had to say and decided not to vaccinate their kids.”
Kimmel thinks that people who refuse to vaccinate their kids should not be allowed to go to the doctor anymore. “Why would you even want to go to a doctor who knows less than you do?”
“So, if you fall and you cut your head open, you will not be admitted to the emergency room. Stay at home; find that sewing kit you stole from the Marriott and stitch it up yourself, doc.”
Kimmel put together a group of doctors, all of whom have four years of college, four years of medical school and residency. They have seen what not vaccinating will do and they aren’t happy about the anti-vaxxers, but they’re still hilarious, and just a little sweary.
Here’s the video: