[PBS Documentary] Protecting Health: Saving Lives
This documentary tells the story of Dr. Wexler’s personal commitment to spreading the benefits of vaccination.
The documentary comprehensively analyzes vaccines and their delivery, including the challenges presented by anti-vaccination messaging.
This documentary offers a glimpse into the challenges and benefits of vaccinations from cultural perceptions to the benefits of a healthy society.
The viewer is taken on a ride through IAC’s history that begins with the nation’s 1989–90 measles epidemic to its current work being carried out by an extraordinary staff of national experts.
Filming was done over five days in Saint Paul, Minnesota, during February 2020. The documentary also includes footage from filming in 1995 when Dr. Wexler was forming and developing IAC as a premier provider of immunization education materials to the nation's healthcare providers.
The film weaves the story of Dr. Wexler’s personal commitment to spreading the benefits of vaccination with a great deal of information on vaccines and their delivery, including the challenges presented by anti-vaccination messaging.