Educating Students about the Immune System, Diseases and Vaccines

Vaccine Makers Project logo The Vaccine Makers Project (VMP) was originally produced by Medical History Pictures and sponsored by the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (VEC). This program has evolved to become the classroom-based brand of the VEC. The project aims to educate students about how the immune system works, how diseases develop, and how vaccines work to prevent them. The materials also include activities and resources that introduce the scientific method, help students understand how science works, and equip them to critically evaluate the multitude of science-based topics central to how we live on and interact with this planet. Only when people understand and consider the scientific underpinnings of relevant topics can we expect that they will be equipped to make informed and logical decisions.

Visit the Vaccine Makers Project website to find:

  • Lessons for students from elementary school through high school and college
  • Materials that are aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
  • Videos and 3-D animations to use in the classroom
  • And more!

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.