Tonight at 9 pm, the PBS series NOVA will feature “Vaccines — Calling the Shots”:
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’s “Vaccines—Calling the Shots” takes viewers around the world to track epidemics, explore the science behind vaccinations, hear from parents wrestling with vaccine-related questions, and shed light on the risks of opting out.
PBS.org also has a number of interesting links related to immunizations. I would encourage any parent who questions the wisdom or safety of immunizing children — completely, and on time — to watch this program tonight. If you come away still questioning or confused, watch it again.