Videos and DVDs

Vaccines DVD

The “Vaccines: Separating Fact from Fear” and “Vaccines and Your Baby” videos are available on the DVD titled “Vaccines.” The DVD contains both English and Spanish versions of each movie and are available for purchase by both parents and healthcare providers.

Vaccines: Separating Facts from Fear

This 27-minute video answers questions many parents have about vaccines. The film also contains the stories of several parents whose children suffered vaccine-preventable diseases. Produced: 2001. This video is part of the Vaccines DVD, available for order by parents and healthcare providers.

Vaccines and Your Baby

This 28-minute video explains the basics of vaccines. You’ll learn about vaccines and how they work, the science behind vaccines, immunity, and 11 of the diseases that vaccines prevent. Parents of children who suffered vaccine-preventable diseases tell their stories. Produced: 2002. This video is part of the Vaccines DVD, available for order by parents and healthcare providers.

Talking About Vaccines With Dr. Paul Offit

Dr. Offit answers many common questions about vaccines during this video series:

Prevent HPV

A series of short videos showing families discussing their decision to get the HPV vaccine. The videos are available online only. Produced: 2012.

Meningococcus Vaccine

Meningococcus can cause meningitis (inflammation of the lining of the brain) and sepsis (an infection of the bloodstream). The consequences of infection are often immediate and devastating. About 15 of every 100 people infected with meningococcus die within hours of becoming ill. This video will help you learn about meningococcus and why college students should get the meningococcal vaccine. It is available online only.

We would like to thank Cariad Chester, the intern who produced and directed this video as well as the cast, listed in order of appearance: Morgan Williams, Sean Bryant, Eddie Montenegro, Maddie Williams, Catherine Martlin, Jason Heo, Fernando Maldonado, Cariad Chester, Travis Mattingly, Kenyetta Givans, Zachary Kronstat, Josh Gregory, Ximena Violante, Tom Powers, Erin Curtis, Will Duncan, Sarah Vogelman, Isabel Newlin, Marjani Nairne, Sam Panepinto, John Oh, Eric Verhasselt, and Beth Kotarski. Produced: 2012.

Adult Immunization

This is a 17-minute video featuring four families faced with decisions about vaccines such as adopting children from another country, starting college, moving an elderly adult into the home, and fighting cancer. This video was a project of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition (PAIC), and several immunization coalitions from Southeastern Pennsylvania. An accompanying two-minute PSA features two of the stories. Order the video using this PAIC order form.

Materials in this section are updated as new information and vaccines become available. The Vaccine Education Center staff regularly reviews materials for accuracy.

You should not consider the information in this site to be specific, professional medical advice for your personal health or for your family's personal health. You should not use it to replace any relationship with a physician or other qualified healthcare professional. For medical concerns, including decisions about vaccinations, medications and other treatments, you should always consult your physician or, in serious cases, seek immediate assistance from emergency personnel.