Vaccines: Calling the Shots
Examine the science behind vaccinations, the return of preventable diseases, and the risks of opting out.
Measles. Mumps. Whooping cough. Diseases that were largely eradicated in the United States a generation ago are returning. Across America and around the globe, children are getting sick and dying from preventable diseases—in part, because some parents are choosing to skip their children’s shots. How and why do vaccines work? What are the biggest concerns and misconceptions, and what are the risks to the child and society when people decide to forego immunisation? The award-winning science series NOVA helps viewers find the answers they need.
A NOVA Production by Tangled Bank Studios, LLC in association with Genepool Productions for WGBH Boston
Duration: 1 x 60 minutes
Written, Produced and Directed by Sonya Pemberton
Executive Producers: Michael Rosenfeld, Sonya Pemberton
Director of Photography: Harry Panagiotidis
Editors: Wayne Hyett A.S.E., Mark Atkin A.S.E.
Narrator: Sharon Washington