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Bell Ringer: How Vaccines Work

How Vaccines Work

Vanderbilt University preventative medicine and infectious disease professor Dr. William Schaffner discussed how vaccines are tested through clinical trials and how they work.

Description

Vanderbilt University preventative medicine and infectious disease professor Dr. William Schaffner discussed how vaccines are tested through clinical trials and how they work.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Vanderbilt University preventative medicine and infectious disease professor Dr. William Schaffner discussed how vaccines are tested through clinical trials and how they work.
  • How do researchers test the effectiveness of vaccines once they are created?
  • What is meant by placebo?
  • How is a vaccine similar to the actual virus?
  • How does a vaccine “fake out” the immune system? How does this prevent viral infections?

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Antibodies
    • Clinical Trial
    • Correlate
    • Food And Drug Administration
    • Immune Response
    • Placebo
    • Proteins
    • Vaccines
    • Virus

    Topics

    Health

    Grades

    Middle SchoolHigh SchoolUniversity