Nucleus Medical Media uses animation to raise awareness of adult vaccines

Nucleus Medical Media, Inc., a creator of interactive medical multimedia, announced on Wednesday that it created free informational medical animations for National Immunization Awareness Month to explain and promote health literacy.

To commemorate July as National Immunization Awareness Month, Nucleus Medical Media developed complimentary, informational videos about vaccine preventable diseases for adults like human papillomavirus, hepatitis A and B and influenza. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reports that fewer adults follow the vaccination schedule for ages 19 and up than the number of newborns and children who follow their vaccination schedule.

"Vaccination is important because it not only protects the person receiving the vaccine, but also helps prevent the spread of disease, especially to those who are most vulnerable to serious complications such as infants and young children, the elderly, and those with chronic conditions and weakened immune systems," the CDC said.

Nucleus Medical Media's videos include an HPV video on how to avoid the virus and how the vaccine can prevent cervical cancer, a video describing the effects the hepatitis A and B viruses can have on the liver and potential treatments and a video explaining the transmission and pathogenesis of flu and the disease's common treatments.

"Health literacy is the first step in preventing diseases and conditions," Ron Collins, the CEO and co-founder of Nucleus Medical Media, said. "We ask all of our viewers on YouTube and Facebook to watch and share these animations to raise awareness of National Immunization Awareness Month and how to prevent harmful viruses and disease."