PowerPoint Presentations and Learning Modules

Vaccine information for healthcare audiences

Update on vaccines for healthcare audiences can be used in whole or in part to present vaccine-related information to healthcare audiences.

Vaccine learning module for educators

This learning module was designed to educate students about the immune system, vaccines and the diseases that vaccines prevent. Upon completion of the module, students should understand the scientific concepts surrounding these topics and be better consumers of science and health information. Objectives are:

  • To foster students’ ability to think critically about what they have read
  • To help students understand the effects of scientific discoveries on their own lives
  • To encourage students to take responsibility for learning about their own health

The module consists of three lessons and a unit test:

  • The Immune System: Designed to introduce students to the function of the immune system and some of its parts. The notes cover T cells, B cells and antibodies.
  • Vaccines: Help students identify the vaccines that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends for infants, children, teens, and adults.
  • Vaccine-preventable Diseases: Focus on the diseases prevented by vaccines and include information on routes of transmission, signs and symptoms, and complications.
  • Unit test: This module includes a unit test, module evaluation and articles intended to encourage critical thinking about HPV vaccination, a much-discussed issue that is particularly relevant to students.

For students interested in science

These resources were compiled by the Vaccine Education Center to support the learning of students who are considering a career in science. 

Materials in this section are updated as new information and vaccines become available. The Vaccine Education Center staff regularly reviews materials for accuracy.

You should not consider the information in this site to be specific, professional medical advice for your personal health or for your family's personal health. You should not use it to replace any relationship with a physician or other qualified healthcare professional. For medical concerns, including decisions about vaccinations, medications and other treatments, you should always consult your physician or, in serious cases, seek immediate assistance from emergency personnel.