Doctors Talk Diseases

In these short videos, doctors from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia discuss vaccine-preventable diseases that many parents — and even some young physicians — have not seen because of the success of vaccines. Unfortunately, because the viruses or bacteria that cause these diseases are still present, the illnesses can easily return.

Viewers get to “listen in” as the doctors discuss important aspects of the diseases that they need to be ready to diagnose if immunization rates fall.

The doctors featured in this series include:

  • Dr. Paul Offit, Director of the Vaccine Education Center and attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases
  • Dr. Anjuli Gans, primary care pediatrician at Karabots Pediatric Care Center, West Philadelphia
  • Dr. Katie Lockwood, attending physician at CHOP Primary Care, South Philadelphia and host of “Primary Care Perspectives,” a podcast for pediatricians

The videos can also be accessed through a YouTube playlist.

Reviewed on June 21, 2022

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.