Videos and DVDs
“Vaccine Conversations” is a series of videos that address common topics and questions related to vaccines, their safety, and the science behind them. The videos feature Dr. Paul Offit, Director of the Vaccine Education Center, and other influential pediatricians discussing science-based information important for people making vaccine-related decisions.
Dr. Offit Answers YOUR Questions @ Vaccines
In this video series, Dr. Offit responds to common vaccine questions being asked by interested parents and family members.
Doctors Talk Diseases
In this series of 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 pathogens that cause these diseases are still present, the illnesses can easily return. Listen in as the doctors discuss important aspects of the diseases they need to be ready to diagnose at any moment.
My COVID-19 Vaccine Experience
These short videos share personal experiences and decision-making related to COVID-19 vaccine.
Perspectives on COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids
These short videos feature personal experiences from clinicians caring for kids with COVID-19; families affected by flu, another virus sometimes perceived as insignificant in kids; and survivors of polio, another virus that causes long-term effects.
Science Made Easy
In these short videos, Dr. Offit addresses scientific concepts related to infectious diseases and the immune system.
Vaccine Makers Project
See the videos and animations created as part of our Vaccine Makers Project.
Talking About Vaccines With Dr. Paul Offit
This series of short videos features Dr. Paul Offit answering common questions about vaccines.
These short videos answer common questions about COVID-19.
Vaccine Safety and Science
These short videos address the safety and science of vaccines.
HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
These short videos answer common questions about human papillomavirus (HPV) and the HPV vaccine.
Age Groups and Vaccines
These short videos answer common questions about vaccines for different age groups.
These short videos address recent vaccine news and developments.
More "Talking About Vaccines" Videos
Dr. Stanley Plotkin
These short videos feature Dr. Stanley Plotkin answering common questions about vaccines.
Dr. Hank Bernstein
These short videos feature Dr. Hank Bernstein answering common questions about COVID-19 vaccines.
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 Fact from Fear
This 27-minute video answers questions many parents have about vaccines.
Vaccines and Your Baby
This 28-minute video explains the basics of vaccines.
Hilleman: A Perilous Quest to Save the World’s Children
This 1 hour, 7 minute documentary film tells the inspiring story of Dr. Maurice R. Hilleman, a man with a singular, unwavering focus: to eliminate the diseases of children. From his poverty-stricken youth on the plains of Montana, he came to prevent pandemic flu, develop the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, and invent the first-ever vaccine against human cancer. Now, through exclusive interviews with Dr. Hilleman and his peers, rare archival footage, and 3-D animation, this film puts a human face to vaccine science, revealing the character that drove this bold, complex, and heroic man. DVD, Blu-Ray and streaming formats are available from First Run Features.
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.
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.
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