The Vaccine Makers Project
The Vaccine Makers Project

The Vaccine Makers Project (VMP) is committed to public education about vaccine science via scientifically supported, historically accurate, and emotionally compelling content.

The Vaccine Makers Project: Meet the Germs
The Vaccine Makers Project

Students learn about the differences between viruses and bacteria to understand that disease arises from different kinds of agents.

The Vaccine Makers Project: Meet the Heroes
The Vaccine Makers Project

Students learn about the human side of vaccine development to understand that the discoveries of numerous scientists contribute to our understanding of a scientific topic, such as vaccines.

The Vaccine Makers Project: On the Shoulders of Heroes - Toward a World without Polio
The Vaccine Makers Project

Students study the scientific process as it relates to our historical understanding of polio. 

The Vaccine Makers Project: The Innate Immune System
The Vaccine Makers Project

Students learn about the body’s first line of defense—the innate immune system.

The Vaccine Makers Project: The Evolution of Disease - Viruses, Bacteria, and Immunity
The Vaccine Makers Project

Students explore the relationship between pathogens and the body’s response, including drawing conclusions about why humans still get sick despite immune system defenses.

The Vaccine Makers Project: Vaccine Safety
The Vaccine Makers Project

Students work in small groups to research topics related to vaccine safety issues using criteria developed by the World Health Organization to evaluate the scientific basis for a vaccine safety concern.

The Vaccine Makers Project: Vaccine History and Research
The Vaccine Makers Project

Students explore the history of vaccine research and ethical considerations related to vaccine research.

The Vaccine Makers Project: Vaccine Safety
The Vaccine Makers Project

Students work in small groups to research topics related to vaccine safety issues using criteria developed by the World Health Organization to evaluate the scientific basis for a vaccine safety concern.

The Vaccine Makers Project: Understanding How Diseases Spread
The Vaccine Makers Project

Students research different infectious diseases to determine the ways they spread and who is most at risk.

The Vaccine Makers Project: Learning from Animals
The Vaccine Makers Project

Students explore how animal research has contributed to human health and why it is important to biomedical research.