child getting vaccine

Many people have strong opinions about vaccination. Use our new lesson materials with your students to initiate a discussion of the mix of fact and feelings that underlie our beliefs on the subject. The lessons cover the history of vaccines; the science behind how they work; and the math of risk calculation (probability, including fractions and percents) as it relates to becoming ill from a virus or from a vaccine. We will also explain the math of the phenomenon "herd immunity."

To see samples in action, sign up for one of our Teaching About Vaccines online PD workshops.

To download the teacher and student materials, see

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