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16 Celebs Who Have Been Very Vocal About The Importance Of Vaccinations

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Salma Hayek has worked with UNICEF to increase tetanus vaccination rates.

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Internationally renowned actress Salma Hayek is also a pro-vaccine celebrity activist. In 2008, she teamed up with UNICEF and Pampers on a coalition to eliminate maternal and newborn tetanus through vaccination. Worldwide, tetanus was responsible for one newborn death every three minutes and approximately 30,000 maternal deaths a year. Hayek said, “The thought of losing a child to a disease which can be easily prevented seems unbearable, especially when it is within our power to prevent it. If you knew how to help save a child’s life, what could stop you?” Through the campaign, Proctor & Gamble donated the cost of one tetanus shot for every pack of Pampers sold.

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