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IAC History through Film
This documentary covers the history of the Immunization Action Coalition from 1990 to 2020. Hosted by Sam Waterston, the 30-minute film was produced by Visionaries, Inc. for broadcast during its 24th season on PBS.
Deborah L. Wexler, MD
Founder and Executive Director
Immunization Action Coalition
Visionaries, Inc. is a producer of documentaries highlighting the rarely told stories of nonprofit organizations that are working to make positive differences in their communities and beyond.
   As part its 24th season on PBS, Visionaries selected the Immunization Action Coalition to be one of twelve featured stories offered to public television stations during 2020–21.
   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. Wexlerís 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.
   The viewer is taken on a ride through IACís history that begins with the nationís 1989–90 measles epidemic to its current work being carried out by an extraordinary staff of national experts.
This 9-minute film from 1995 captures some highlights of the Immunization Action Coalition's activities during its early years.
This page was updated on September 22, 2020.
This page was reviewed on August 31, 2020.
 
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