Wheel of Misinformation: The Truth About Vaccines

The following videos are a collection of patient oriented videos meant to dispel the myths around immunizations. These short videos are ideal for use in your waiting or exam room. 

These videos are presented by the Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition and adapted with permission from the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians/New Jersey Department of Health.

To download a video, first click on the file to open the video.  Then, right click on the screen and choose "save video as" and save to your computer or USB flash drive.  Click here for more instructions.  Play by inserting the USB drive directly into the USB port on your smart TV and selecting the USB drive as your source. Every TV is different, so check your owner's manual if you run into issues. Click here for more instructions and examples.  If your TV does not have a USB port, please play the videos through the same device you normally use to stream content to your waiting room TV, usually a TV or a DVD player. You may also copy the downloaded files to a DVD player. 

If you don't know if your TV or streaming device is capable of playing video from USB flash drives, DVD players or computers, please consult your TV's user's manual.  

Creating a looping playlist.  If you use a a PC to play the videos, click here to learn how to create a self-repeating playlist in Windows Media Player.  If you use an Apple computer, click here for instructions for creating and looping a video playlist. 

To receive the videos on a flash drive or DVD, please email htt@njafp.org.

1. Myth: I'm Healthy, I Don't Need Vaccines

This video discusses the many things that contribute to good health and explains that immunizations are a part of living a healthy life. The facts about measles and chickenpox are presented. 

2. Myth: Vaccines Have Toxins That Will Make Me Sick

This video explains the facts about thimerosal, aluminum, and formaldehyde in vaccines. 

3. Myth: I'm Not A Kid Anymore, I Don't Need Vaccines

This video discusses the importance of adults receiving and maintaining recommended vaccines as they grow older.    

4. Myth: If I Get A Flu Shot, I'll Get The Flu

This video explains that getting a flu shot will not give you the flu and presents the facts about this important vaccine.  

5. Myth: Vaccines Cause Autism

This video debunks the widespread myth that vaccines cause Autism and presents the facts about the controversy over the use of the preservative known as Thimerosal.  

To download a video, first click on the file to open the video.  Then, right click on the screen and choose "save video as" and save to your computer or USB flash drive.  Click here for more instructions.  Play by inserting the USB drive directly into the USB port on your smart TV and selecting the USB drive as your source. Every TV is different, so check your owner's manual if you run into issues. Click here for more instructions and examples.  If your TV does not have a USB port, please play the videos through the same device you normally use to stream content to your waiting room TV, usually a TV or a DVD player. You may also copy the downloaded files to a DVD player. 

If you don't know if your TV or streaming device is capable of playing video from USB flash drives, DVD players or computers, please consult your TV's user's manual.  

Creating a looping playlist.  If you use a a PC to play the videos, click here to learn how to create a self-repeating playlist in Windows Media Player.  If you use an Apple computer, click here for instructions for creating and looping a video playlist. 

To receive the videos on a flash drive or DVD, please email htt@njafp.org.