“Real Families Talk about Pertussis” is a set of videos for expectant and current parents. The videos relay the dangers of pertussis (whooping cough) by sharing the stories of three families whose lives were changed forever after their children became sick with the disease.
The Florida Bureau of Immunizations created the video "Immunization: A Dose of Reality." The video features families that were personally affected by vaccine-preventable diseases as well as experts discussing recent disease outbreaks, vaccine needs of babies and teens, vaccine safety concerns and vaccine science.
The Gates Foundation created a fun video about the importance of vaccines for children.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition (PAIC), and several coalitions in the Southeastern part of Pennsylvania developed a video discussing the importance of immunizations for adults. The video features four families at certain life moments which often require vaccines.
A two-minute version of the video is also available through the Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition website.
In October 2009, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation launched a program called the “Living Proof Project.” The Gates Foundation is based on the belief that “every life has equal value," and toward this end, the Living Proof Project is designed to highlight the success of U.S. investments in global health. The stories tell of people throughout the world who have been helped by projects targeting infectious diseases, nutrition, and maternal and child health.
Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases (PKIDS) developed a series of video interviews with families affected by vaccine-preventable diseases. The videos are two to four minutes each and feature families discussing their experiences with chickenpox, hepatitis b, Haemophilus influenzae type b, human papillomavirus, pneumococcus, rotavirus, shingles, and pertussis (whooping cough). Please take a few minutes to watch the videos.
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