Vaccines—the Reel Deal

If you’re hesitating about whether to vaccinate a child, URI pharmacy students have a message for you.

In videos produced during spring semester, students taking the class Communicating Vaccines tackle questions like vaccines’ effectiveness, their ingredients, their safety records, and explore vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks.

In one video, “We gave examples of common ingredients such as formaldehyde, and explained a person metabolizes more formaldehyde eating a pear than all the vaccines they will receive in their lifetime,” said Jada Taglione ’15 of Westerly, R.I.

The videos are being hosted on the Voices for Vaccines YouTube channel, in a collaboration with the nonprofit.