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What is the Herd Immunity?

Vaccines Today. (2012). What is Herd Immunity?

This video is designed to be used as a pedagogical resource to be accompanied by a skilled presenter, for education purposes. It explains the fundamental concept behind her immunity without referring to any specific disease.

How is a Vaccine Made?

How Do Vaccines Work?

Carrington College. (2015). How Vaccines Work: The Complete History of Vaccines.

Understanding how vaccines are made and how they work can help inform your decision to vaccinate or not. Do vaccines really cause autism? Are they necessary? Are vaccinations safe? This video provides an engaging and easy-to-digest overview of the science behind vaccines and why vaccinating children is essential to maintaining public health.

Pros and Cons of Using Vaccines

The Edward Jenner Story

Dartford Tech. (2010). The Edward Jenner Story.

The Edward Jenner story as a cartoon.

Edward Jenner Biography

Vaccine Infographic

VAX Northwest. (n.d.). Valliant Vaccines vs Microbe Meanies. BCDC Ideas. 

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