My mom was anti-vax. Here's what changed her mind


Moments of Truth is a digital series exploring misinformation and sharing intergenerational conversations between people about how they find facts, information, and truth.

In this episode, Mary Christa Smith from Park City, Utah sits down with her child, Marley, a college student at the University of Utah, to talk about the hesitancy to vaccinate them as an infant. At the time of their birth, a now-retracted article was widely distributed in the Lancet journal about the possibility that the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine could cause autism in children.


Title: My mom was anti-vax. Here's what changed her mind

Format: Video

Clean of Graphics: No

Type: Segment

Subject(s): Science, Education, Other

Public Broadcasting Station or Institution: WETA | PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs

Original Broadcast/Publish Date: 09/15/2022

Runtime: 00:06:26

Main Asset File Size: 2.36 GB

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  • Territory (*Please note: all internet exploitation of this program must be geo-limited to the specified territory): Worldwide
  • Term: In perpetuity
  • Releases: Unlimited
  • Editing Allowed?: Yes
  • Digital Classroom Rights: Yes
  • Promotional Use: Yes

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Special Instructions: N/A

Language: English


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