Emmy Rossum calls for vaccine as she shares first photo of her baby: ‘Stop being an irresponsible idiot’

Emmy Rossum shared the photo of her 2-month-old daughter to encourage fans to get vaccinated against COVID-19. (Photo: ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

Emmy Rossum has largely kept her maternity journey a secret, waiting to give birth to a baby girl on May 24 to share her first maternity photo. But the shameless actress is now ready to introduce her daughter to the world in hopes of encouraging people to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

On Sunday, the new mom, 34, posted a photo of her kissing her 2-month-old baby, along with a caption explaining how she had been vaccinated during her pregnancy. According to the mystical river star, which means that her daughter has antibodies that protect her against the corona virus.

“When I was pregnant, I was vaccinated,” wrote Rossum, who is married to director and producer Sam Esmail. “Not only did we have a healthy, beautiful girl, but we also just learned that our daughter now has antibodies. In short, stop being an irresponsible idiot and get vaccinated.”

Esmail shared a similar message on Twitter.

Rossum’s post received support and congratulations from many followers, including Rosie O’Donnell and former shameless co-star Justin Chatwin. But it also fueled commentators with anti-vaccine views, including one who shot back, “What do you think, you and I do me? Stick with your day job Emmy!”

While it notes that there is limited data on COVID-19 vaccines and pregnancy, guidance from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention says the vaccines are unlikely to pose a risk to people who are pregnant. However, pregnant people are “at an increased risk of serious illness from COVID-19 compared to non-pregnant people.” The CDC further encourages pregnant people to consider: “your risk of exposure to COVID-19, the risks of serious illness, the known benefits of vaccination, and the limited but growing evidence about the safety of vaccinations during pregnancy.” and suggests speaking to a health care professional.