This section covers the topic of disease prevention through vaccinations.
In this activity students take part in a simulation to see how vaccines are used to prevent the spread of infections.
In an alternative activity for more able students, students examine World Health Organisation (WHO) data on the measles vaccination and attempt to explain why measles kills more children in Africa than in Europe despite the vaccine being available.
The extension activity asks students to assess which vaccines are necessary to visit certain countries of the world, and why.
Explore the UK Childhood Vaccination Timeline
Compare the vaccination schedule in different European countries!
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control have created a tool to explore immunisation schedules across Europe. Compare the vaccination schedules between two European countries, or search for a specific disease and explore the vaccinations in many different countries. You can also search the scheduler by age group. Access the Vaccine Schedule here: http://vaccine-schedule.ecdc.europa.eu/pages/scheduler.aspx.
- Vaccination - Complete pack (England)
- Vaccination - Complete pack (Scotland)
- Alternative Vaccination - Complete pack (England)
- Alternative Vaccination - Complete pack (Scotland)