Skip directly to local search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options
CDC Home

Podcasts

Download CDC podcasts to your desktop and portable music/video player for health information at your convenience and on the go!

See the most recent podcasts on vaccinations below or click a topic to review vaccine-specific podcasts. For podcasts on other health and safety topics, see CDC's main podcast page.

Recently Released Podcasts

MMWR series, Cup of Health logo
Big Kids Need Shots Too
Listen to the podcast Listen To This Podcast (2:55)
Dr. Robin Curtis discusses the importance of keeping older children up-to-date for recommended vaccines. (Created: 8/29/2013)

 

MMWR series, Cup of Health logo
HPV Vaccine
Listen to the podcast Listen To This Podcast (3:35)
The HPV vaccine protects against the most frequent cancer-causing types of human papillomavirus. Shannon Stokley discusses the importance of getting the HPV vaccine series. (Created: 7/25/2013 by MMWR; series name: "A Cup of Health with CDC")

 

Why HPV Vaccine is Important to My Family: The Story of a Cervical Cancer Survivor
Why HPV Vaccine is Important to My Family: The Story of a Cervical Cancer Survivor
Listen to the podcast Listen To This Podcast (2:24)
A young mom’s world is turned upside-down when she’s diagnosed with cervical cancer. Learn what she’s doing to protect her kids from HPV-related cancers. (Created: 5/6/2013)

 

Vaccines Help Protect Us
Vaccines Help Protect Us
Listen to the podcast Listen To This Podcast (1:40)
In this podcast for kids, the Kidtastics talk about the importance of vaccines and how they work. (Created: 4/23/2013)

 

The Chickenpox Blister Sisters
The Chickenpox Blister Sisters
Listen to the podcast Listen To This Podcast (2:24)
In this podcast for kids, the Kidtastics talk about chickenpox. (Created: 4/23/2013)

 

Immunizing Infants
Immunizing Infants
Listen to the podcast Listen To This Podcast (0:59)
Parents can protect the health of their children by making sure they’re up-to-date on all recommended vaccines. This podcast discusses the importance of childhood immunization. (Created: 4/18/2013)

 

Related Pages

Note: See Vaccine-specific Podcasts by Date for descriptions of podcasts listed by their release date.

Top of Page

Vaccine-specific Podcasts by Topic

Note: Review all vaccine-related podcasts.

Vaccine-specific Podcasts by Date

Note: This list is updated annually. For recently released podcasts, see the list above or CDC's main podcast page.

2013

Listen to the podcast Need Health Insurance?
Affordable health insurance with free preventive services available beginning October 1, 2013. (Created: 9/30/2013; running time: 0:40)

Listen to the podcast Big Kids Need Shots Too
Dr. Robin Curtis discusses the importance of keeping older children up-to-date for recommended vaccines. (Created: 8/29/2013 by MMWR; series name: "A Cup of Health with CDC;" running time: 2:55)

Listen to the podcast HPV Vaccine
The HPV vaccine protects against the most frequent cancer-causing types of human papillomavirus. Shannon Stokley discusses the importance of getting the HPV vaccine series. (Created: 7/25/2013 by MMWR; series name: "A Cup of Health with CDC;" running time: 3:35)

Listen to the podcast Why HPV Vaccine is Important to My Family: The Story of a Cervical Cancer Survivor
A young mom’s world is turned upside-down when she’s diagnosed with cervical cancer. Learn what she’s doing to protect her kids from HPV-related cancers. (Created: 5/6/2013; running time: 2:24)

Listen to the podcast Vaccines Help Protect Us
In this podcast for kids, the Kidtastics talk about the importance of vaccines and how they work. (Created: 4/23/2013; running time: 1:40)

Listen to the podcast The Chickenpox Blister Sisters
In this podcast for kids, the Kidtastics talk about chickenpox. (Created: 4/23/2013; running time: 2:24)

Listen to the podcast Immunizing Infants
Parents can protect the health of their children by making sure they’re up-to-date on all recommended vaccines. This podcast discusses the importance of childhood immunization. (Created: 4/18/2013 by MMWR; series name: "A Cup of Health with CDC;" running time: 0:59)

Top of Page

2012

Listen to the podcast Mothers Against Flu
In this podcast, Dr. Denise Jamieson discusses the importance of pregnant women getting the flu vaccine. (Created: 9/27/2012 by MMWR; series name: "A Cup of Health with CDC;" running time: 3:06)

Listen to the podcast Prevent Pneumonia
This podcast explains what pneumonia is, its symptoms, and how to prevent it. (Created: 5/21/2012; running time: 4:50)

Listen to the podcast Keep Your Guard Up
Vaccination rates in the US have been at or near record highs for several years. However, recent cases of vaccine-preventable diseases indicate that we can’t let our guard down. In this podcast, Dr. Lance Rodewald discusses the importance of having children vaccinated. (Created: 4/7/2011 by MMWR; series name: "A Cup of Health with CDC;" running time: 3:32)

Listen to the podcast Adults Need Immunizations, Too!
In this podcast, Dr. Andrew Kroger from CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases discusses simple, safe, and effective ways adults can help protect themselves, their family, and their community from serious and deadly diseases. (Created: 3/19/2012; running time: 4:33)

Listen to the podcast Keep Kids Current on Vaccines
Every parent wants their child to be healthy. One of the best ways is to make sure they are fully vaccinated. In this podcast, Dr. Yabo Beysolow discusses the importance of getting children vaccinated. (Created: 2/16/12) by MMWR; series name: "A Cup of Health with CDC;" running time: 4:43)

Listen to the podcast Get Your Big Boy Shots
You may think vaccines are just for kids, but there are nearly a dozen vaccine recommended for people over the age of 18. In this podcast, Dr. Carolyn Bridges discusses the importance of adults staying up-to-date with their vaccines. (Created: 2/2/2012 by MMWR; series name: "A Cup of Health with CDC;" running time: 3:33)

Top of Page

2011

Listen to the podcast Chickenpox – What You Need to Know
If you had chickenpox as a child, you probably remember having lots of itchy blisters. Chickenpox is most common in children, but it’s not just kids who get the disease. Jessica Leung, a researcher at CDC, talks about chickenpox and vaccination protection. (Created: 9/29/2011; running time: 4:26)

Listen to the podcast Teen Vaccines
Parents might think their children are fully vaccinated by the time they reach kindergarten, but vaccines aren’t just for babies. While most shots are administered at a very early age, certain vaccines are recommended for adolescents. In this podcast, Dr. Christina Dorell discusses the importance of having your older children vaccinated. (Created: 8/25/2011 by MMWR; series name: "A Cup of Health with CDC;" running time: 4:19)

Listen to the podcast Take a Shot at Hep B
Hepatitis B is a highly infectious disease that can lead to a lifetime of health problems. While most cases in adults don’t develop into chronic disease, infants with hepatitis B have a 90% chance of having life-long health issues and a 25% risk for premature death. Dr. Susan Wang discusses the importance of getting vaccinated for hepatitis B. (Created: 4/7/2011 by MMWR; series name: "A Cup of Health with CDC;" running time: 4:27)

Listen to the podcast Time for Your Tetanus
Growing older doesn’t mean outgrowing the need for keeping up your vaccinations. One that requires updating throughout life is tetanus. Dr. Tejpratap Tiwari discusses the importance of staying current on your tetanus vaccine. (Created: 3/31/2011 by MMWR; series name: "A Cup of Health with CDC;" running time: 4:49)

Top of Page

2010

Listen to the podcast Recognizing and Preventing Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
CDC epidemiologist Tami Skoff discusses the symptoms of whooping cough (pertussis) and how to prevent it. She discusses the importance of getting everyone vaccinated, especially those who will have close contact with an infant. (Created: 9/15/2010; running time: 3:28)

Listen to the podcast Teen Vaccines
Although most vaccinations are given early in childhood, teenagers have immunization needs as well. In this podcast, Dr. Christina Dorell discusses the importance of teenagers receiving the recommended vaccinations. (Created: 8/19/2010 by MMWR; series name: "A Cup of Health with CDC;" running time: 4:03)

Listen to the podcast New and Improved Vaccine
A new pneumococcal conjugate vaccine was approved in 2010 and is expected to prevent more cases of invasive pneumococcal disease. In this podcast, Dr. Pekka Nuorti discusses the new vaccine. (Created: 4/1/2010 by MMWR; series name: "A Cup of Health with CDC;" running time: 4:32)

Listen to the podcast Invasive Haemophilus influenzae Disease in Europe, 1996—2006
This podcast describes monitoring of Haemophilus influenzae disease in Europe from 1996 through 2006. CDC epidemiologist Stacey Martin discusses what researchers learned about the effect of vaccination on disease prevalence. (Created: 3/15/10 by Emerging Infectious Diseases journal; running time: 5:16)

Top of Page

2009

Listen to the podcast Preventing Pneumonia
This podcast discusses the importance of parents keeping adequate immunization records to help protect children from potentially life-threatening diseases such as pneumonia. (Created: 11/5/2009 by MMWR; series name: "A Minute of Health with CDC;" running time: 0:59)

Listen to the podcast Reeling in Rotavirus
A CDC study found that since introduction of a vaccine in 2006, the incidence of rotavirus has substantially declined in the U.S. In this podcast, Dr. Jennifer Cortes discusses the importance of parents getting their children the rotavirus vaccine. (Created: 10/22/2009 by MMWR; series name: "A Cup of Health with CDC;" reviewed 03/31/10; running time: 3:19)

Listen to the podcast Have You Heard?
Pre-teens, adolescents, and college freshmen who live in dorms are at an increased risk for meningococcal disease. This podcast discusses routine vaccination recommendations for 11-18 year olds. (Created: 8/12/2009 by NCIRD; date released: 8/12/2009; running time: 4:42)

Listen to the podcast There's a Vaccine for Shingles?
This podcast answers a listener's question about the vaccine for shingles. (Created: 7/13/2009 by National Center for Health Marketing, date released: 7/13/2009; series name "Ask CDC;" running time: 1:42)

Top of Page

2008

Listen to the podcast Safe and Healthy Travel to China
In this podcast, Dr. Phyllis Kozarsky, CDC Travel Medicine expert, discusses what travelers should do to ensure a safe and healthy trip to China. (Created: 10/9/2008 by NCPDCID, date released: 10/9/2008, running time: 9:01)

Listen to the podcast Immunizations Part II: Shingles Vaccine
This podcast discusses older adults and shingles, as well as the importance of getting the shingles vaccine. It is primarily targeted to public health and aging services professionals. (Created: 9/24/2008 by NCCDPHP and NCIRD, date released: 9/24/2008, running time: 7:05)

Listen to the podcast Dangerous Imports (Measles)
All cases of measles in the U.S. are linked to imported cases. Amy Parker discusses vaccination, the safest, most effective method to prevent measles. (Created: 5/9/2008 by MMWR, date released: 8/21/2008, running time: 3:43)

Listen to the podcast Pertussis or Whooping Cough Vaccine Recommendation for Adolescents
This podcast provides information on pertussis and the Tdap vaccine recommendations for adolescents. (Created: 8/6/2008 by NCIRD, date released: 8/7/2008, running time: 4:22)

Listen to the podcast Meningitis Immunization for Adolescents
In this podcast, adolescent vaccine recommendations for meningococcal disease, also known as meningitis, are discussed. (Created: 8/6/2008 by NCIRD, date released: 8/7/2008, running time: 5:04)

Listen to the podcast Don't Leave the Hospital Without It (Hepatitis B)
Vaccinating newborns with the hepatitis B vaccine is important. In the United States, approximately ninety percent of hepatitis B infections can be prevented in newborns if the hepatitis B vaccine is administered shortly after birth. (Created: 8/1/2008 by MMWR, date released: 7/31/2008, running time: 3:23)

Listen to the podcast Stopping the Silent Killer: Hepatitis B Among Asian Americans
This podcast discusses an underappreciated health threat to many Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States: chronic infection with the hepatitis B virus. Dr. John Ward, director of CDC's Division of Viral Hepatitis, and Dr. Sam So, founder of the Asian Liver Center at Stanford University, address the importance of testing, vaccination, and care to prevent serious health consequences from this "silent" disease. (Created: 4/18/2008 by NCHHSTP, date released: 5/1/2008, running time: 6:22)

Listen to the podcast Stop the Belly-Aching (Rotavirus)
Rotavirus, an illness characterized by diarrhea, vomiting, and dehydration, affects nearly every child aged less than five years. Ms. Haley Clayton discusses a vaccine that prevents rotavirus. (Created: 4/18/2008 by MMWR, date released: 4/24/2008, running time: 3:05)

Top of Page

Related Pages

 

Images and logos on this website which are trademarked/copyrighted or used with permission of the trademark/copyright or logo holder are not in the public domain. These images and logos have been licensed for or used with permission in the materials provided on this website. The materials in the form presented on this website may be used without seeking further permission. Any other use of trademarked/copyrighted images or logos requires permission from the trademark/copyright holder...more

External Web Site Policy This graphic notice means that you are leaving an HHS Web site. For more information, please see the Exit Notification and Disclaimer policy.

 
Contact Us:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    1600 Clifton Rd
    Atlanta, GA 30333
  • 800-CDC-INFO
    (800-232-4636)
    TTY: (888) 232-6348
    Contact CDC-INFO
USA.gov: The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   1600 Clifton Road Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, USA
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY: (888) 232-6348 - Contact CDC–INFO
A-Z Index
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
  6. F
  7. G
  8. H
  9. I
  10. J
  11. K
  12. L
  13. M
  14. N
  15. O
  16. P
  17. Q
  18. R
  19. S
  20. T
  21. U
  22. V
  23. W
  24. X
  25. Y
  26. Z
  27. #