Immunization: what you need to know.The role of vaccines in disease prevention and public health



In this section you will explore the  information from various web sites, and  provide answers to the following  questions.( please be aware some information you will view can be scary the pictures are not to scare you but educate you on the health risks associated with NOT being vaccinated).Click the link provided hit the browser back arrow to return to the quest.

1. What do you know about vaccines? Make a list look at your list after completing the web quest has your knowledge changed?

2.  What is a vaccine? http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/vaccine

3. What are some common vaccines you know of or have received? http://www.babycenter.com/shots


4. Why are vaccines important? http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vac-gen/why.htm

5. View the follow pictures of preventable disease do you have these immunization?

Polio http://www.cdc.gov/polio/us/photos.html

MMR(measles, mumps, rubella ) http://www.cdc.gov/measles/about/photos.html, http://www.cdc.gov/mumps/about/photos.html, http://www.cdc.gov/rubella/about/photos.html

DTP( diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis) http://www.cdc.gov/tetanus/about/photos.html, http://www.cdc.gov/diphtheria/about/photos.html, http://www.cdc.gov/pertussis/about/photos.html

Varicella( chicken pox) http://www.cdc.gov/chickenpox/about/photos.html

6. What immunization do grades 6-8 need?, meaning what is required by the state of Pennsylvania to attend school? https://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/immunizations/14141/school_children_immunizations/557995

7. Name two vaccines that have three parts in them from the above vaccines in question five, what are they. https://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/immunizations/14141/school_children_immunizations/557995

8.If you didn't watch the video watch it now and define herd immunity.( you can find this at the bottom of the introduction)

9. The only exemptions to the school laws for immunizations are:(Hint there are 3 categories) https://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/immunizations/14141/school_children_immunizations/557995

10. Watch the video at the bottom of this page on Global Health Immunization:List five facts you learned from the video.

You must view the links provided in order to answer the question, each site will help you become knowledgeable on immunization, as well as become familiar with what disease are preventable by receiving these immunizations.

Just for fun: http://www.historyofvaccines.org/content/illsville-fight-disease

Follow the above link and play the game in ILLSVILLE.



Addtional web sites
Description: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/parents-guide/default.htm http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/ http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/vaccines-list.htm
Global Health: immunization
Description: 1. Why is it important to vaccinate against diseases? 2. Considering what you learned about vaccinations, why do you think most are given during the first year of life? 3. Do you think there will be new vaccinations required during your lifetime? Explain your answer.

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