To help raise awareness about the importance of adult vaccines, the National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit (NAIIS, www.izsummitpartners.org) asked the public to create a short, creative video that promotes adult immunization. See the winning videos below:
- 1st Place Winner: “The Truth About Vaccines”
- 2nd Place Winner: “Adults Need Immunizations As Well”
CDC has a new video featuring real-life parents learning about the vaccines they and other adults need to protect their health.
With busy jobs and four active kids, Mary Beth and Barckley Toole don’t have time to get sick. A call from the doctor’s office reminded Mary Beth that they need vaccines to help stay healthy – just like their kids do. Follow along as she and Barckley find out what vaccines are recommended for adults.
The Partnership for Quality Care (PQC) released the 30-second infographic "Truth" to encourage immunization against influenza despite the reports that suggest it is less effective this year.
In the US, almost everyone will be infected with Human Papillomavirus (HPV) at some point in their lives and about 14 million people become newly infected each year. Someone You Love reveals just how dangerous this virus can be, causing six different types of cancers in both men and women. Following five brave women’s stories who are afflicted by HPV and cervical cancer, the film also interviews some of the world’s top experts on the most common sexually transmitted infection in humans: HPV.
Program Description form PBS.org, Aired September 10, 2014 "Diseases that were largely eradicated in the United States a generation ago- whopping cough, measles, mumps- are returning, in part because nervous parents are skipping their children's shots. NOVA's "Vaccines- Calling the Shots" takes viewers around the world to track epidemics, explore the science behind vaccinations, hear from parents wrestling with vaccine-related questions, and she light on the risks of opting out."