The Vaccine Makers Project: Vaccine Safety

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.

Each group creates a media resource to illustrate the scientific basis of their findings. As a concluding class activity, students debate the value of vaccines to society based on the findings of their research about vaccine safety.

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  • What are the main issues regarding vaccine safety?
  • What is the scientific basis for issues regarding vaccine safety?

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Biology, Health & Medicine, Microbiology
High School, Educator
9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
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