PBS KIDS will be hosting a Twitter party promoting the upcoming documentary and discussing the topic of vaccinations on Tuesday, September 9 at 1pm EST. Please join PBS KIDS, Dr. Simon Fensterszaub (@cgandsimon), Dr. Amy Middleman (@OKCTeen) and PBS KIDS VIPs Aimee Giese (@Greeblehaus) and Yvonne Condes (@yvonneinla) for a spirited conversation using #vaccinesNOVA.
Diseases that were largely eradicated in the United States a generation ago—whooping cough, measles, mumps—are returning. Premiering on PBS at 9pm on Wednesday, September 10, the new NOVA special Vaccines – Calling the Shots takes viewers around the world to track epidemics, explore the science behind vaccinations, and shed light on the risks of opting out. The one-hour special features scientists, pediatricians, psychologists, anthropologists, and parents wrestling with vaccine-related questions.