Vaccine awareness for primary and secondary education professionals

A few hours

Course details

The Course is a tool created for education professionals to promote in-class vaccine awareness and boost vaccine confidence. Spread across five modules, it provides expert knowledge of the science behind the development and functioning of vaccines. You will gain valuable insights into the rules and safety regulations for vaccine development and authorization at national and EU levels, as well as a better understanding of the scientific rigor behind clinical testing, national vaccination schedules and the benefits of vaccination at different stages of life. Furthermore, the Course promotes vaccine literacy by addressing and providing scientific responses to common myths surrounding vaccination.
This course provides an appropriate level of information and communication tools for education professionals to teach primary and secondary school students about vaccination.
Each module includes a pre-test, educational videos, a post-test, and a student explainer. The modules are independent and can be taken in any order.

Target audience

  • Professionals of primary and secondary education.

Learning objectives

  • Develop or reinforce knowledge on vaccines and vaccination.
  • Promote understanding and positive attitudes.
  • Promote communication skills in primary and secondary education.

Offered by

This content is offered by the European Commission. The European Commission is the European Union's politically independent executive arm. It is alone responsible for drawing up proposals for new European legislation, and it implements the decisions of the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union.

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  1. Welcome
  2. Module 1 - How do vaccines work and what vaccines are
  3. Module 2 - Vaccines effectiveness and safety
  4. Module 3 - Vaccination at different stages of life
  5. Module 4 - National vaccination schedules
  6. Module 5 - Vaccine hesitancy and Popular myths: fact or fiction