What will you learn:
The e-Bug vaccination lesson plan explores common misconceptions about vaccinations:
- The main activity allows students to understand how the media influences public opinion about vaccines.
- A short PowerPoint activity introduces students to the Andrew Wakefield MMR vaccination scare. Students then use Public Health England surveillance data to plot a graph to understand the impact the MMR scare had on vaccine uptake and measles infection rates.
- Animations and a student worksheet cover how our immune system works and reacts to infectious diseases and vaccines.
- Vaccination helps individuals to develop immunity against an infection(s) and helps to fight off the infection(s).
- Why vaccines are important to students now and throughout their life.
- The important diseases prevented by vaccines, and why these are important to young people, including students.
- How the media, and epidemics, can affect vaccine uptake positively and negatively.
- Graph paper for completion of the main activity.
- Science: Working Scientifically, Experimental skills and investigations, Analysis and evaluation
- RSHE: Health & Prevention
- Geography: Human and physical geography, Geographical skills and fieldwork