Invisible Threat Documentary Viewing and Discussion Panel April 30

As part of National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), Immunize Nevada offers exclusive screening of Invisible Threat.

What: Immunize Nevada offers northern Nevadans a chance to see the highly praised documentary, Invisible Threat. This powerful documentary on vaccines focuses on understanding the science of vaccination and the misconceptions causing parents to delay or decline immunizations. The film provides a unique and engaging perspective that demonstrates the vital skill of asking questions and pursuing the truth behind the falsehoods found in headlines and on the internet. Following the film will be a discussion panel of local public health experts discussing the film and vaccines

Panel experts include: Trudy Larson, MD, Director of the School of Community Health Sciences at the University of Nevada; Andrew Pasternak, MD at Silver Sage Center for Family Medicine; Steve Kutz, RN, MPH, Division Director, Community and Clinical Health Services, Washoe County Health District; and, Jenny Durnan Petty, Reno Moms Blog co-founder and mother of two children.

This event is part of National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), April 26 to May 3. The purpose of NIIW is to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases. The showing of Invisible Threat also aims to educate and promote the use of vaccines through personal testimonials.

Who: This event is presented by Immunize Nevada and open to the public. Public health professionals, medical students, parents, physicians and anyone wanting to learn about the evolution of the vaccine debate is welcome to attend at no cost.

Where:  Center for Molecular Medicine, Room 111

   University of Nevada, Reno

   Campus, 1664 N. Virginia St.

   (North End of UNR Campus)


When: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Cost:   The event is free, but pre-registration is recommended as due to limited space at:


Immunize Nevada exists to support community partners to successfully implement effective immunization efforts throughout Nevada; advocate for, inform and educate about the need for and benefits of vaccines; and facilitate greater collaboration statewide to achieve Nevada’s immunization priorities.

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