Vaccine Safety

What are the main issues regarding vaccine safety? What is the scientific basis for issues regarding vaccine safety? Students explore these questions and evaluate assertions related to vaccine safety. Using World Health Organization criteria to evaluate the credibility of their sources, groups create a media resource to illustrate an issue related to vaccine safety. The class debates a motion on whether or not vaccines are a benefit to society. Students write a passage on the results of the debate.

Time: One 45 minute session

Lesson Questions

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

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