As part of his Eagle Scout project, 9th grade Springford High School student Robert Till created a video for the Montgomery County Immunization Coalition stressing the importance of teenagers keeping up-to-date on their vaccines :

Robert Till has been working with his local Immunization Coalition in developing a teen vaccine awareness video for his Eagle Scout Badge. He found by talking to his friends that they had many questions on teen vaccines. He thought by having vaccine experts answering their questions, it would empower them to learn more about teen vaccines and get themselves vaccinated.

“Ever since I was a little child, I was fascinated by the amazing stories my mom told me about vaccine research and development. When I was told about making an Eagle Scout project, my love for science and chemistry drove me towards making a video for my local Immunization Coalition.”

 

Robert’s interest in the subject of immunizations comes honestly: His mother is a member of the Allegheny County Immunization Coalition (ACIC), whose mission is to promote immunizations across the lifespan. After Robert made this truly terrific video, he asked his mom to share it with pediatricians and others who advocate for improving public health through vaccines. She passed the video along to ACIC Secretary Lisa Cerra (who is also Director of Clinical Operations for Pediatric Alliance), and Lisa passed it on to The PediaBlog, which we now bring to you. So…

On behalf of the Montgomery County Immunization Coalition, and in association with the Allegheny County Immunization Coalition, Pediatric Alliance proudly presents “Don’t be a Statistic Get Vaccinated Today,” a short video raising teen vaccine awareness, directed by Robert Till: