Students Talk Science 2021: Student Productions

Minorities and the Vaccine: A Short Film

By Ellis Eisenberg, Grade 10, Half Hollow Hills High School West

I created an animated short film that explains various aspects of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines. The film discusses how a history of unethical medical practices justifies skepticism about the vaccine, but how facts about the vaccine can help overcome this mistrust. The film also describes how they vaccines were tested for safety and highlights roles minorities played in researching, testing, and increasing trust for the vaccines. Some footage from our interview with Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable is included to emphasize the importance of minorities getting vaccinated.

Video Collections


In four interviews, students talked with physician/scientists from NIH and elsewhere about past and present
minority healthcare disparities, vaccine access and vaccine hesitancy.

Student Productions

Students produced their own videos about the science of the vaccine and the history of healthcare disparities in minority communities