NOVA: Vaccines — Calling the Shots

NOVA: Vaccines — Calling the Shots

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 9:00pm

Gabriella Makstman and her daughter Rivka, Yuliya Patsay, Marianna Fastovksy, San Francisco, CA.

Credit: Courtesy of Tangled Bank Studios & Genepool Productions

Examine the science behind vaccinations, the return of preventable diseases and the risks of opting out.

Diseases that were largely eradicated in the United States a generation ago—whooping cough, measles, mumps—are returning, in part because nervous parents are skipping their children’s shots. NOVA: Vaccines – Calling the Shots, airing Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV, takes viewers around the world to track epidemics, explore the science behind vaccinations, and shed light on the risks of opting out. Featuring scientists, pediatricians, psychologists, anthropologists, and parents wrestling with vaccine-related questions.