- Documentary Screening: ‘Invisible Threat’
Invisible Threat explores the science of vaccination and how fears and misconceptions have lead some parents to delay or decline vaccinating their children. This 40-minute independent, award-winning documentary was created by the students in Carlsbad High School, in South California. The film earned praise for more than fifty organizations, including the CDC, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Mayo Clinic, and Every Child By Two. The movie was described as “powerful”, “fast-paced”, “well-balanced” and “impeccably produced”.
The movie will be followed by a question and answer session including Professor of Law Dorit Reiss and immunologist Alusha Mamshak. Dr Mamchak obtained her PhD at the Australian National University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California San Francisco. She is also a vaccine advocate and volunteers at the Center for Immunobiology and Vaccine Development at Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute and the California and San Francisco Immunization Coalition.