Comfort With Vaccines
vaccine hesitancy, education
This lesson is designed to support students to understand some of the societal narratives around vaccine use, and use their scientific knowledge to develop reasoned claims about whether or not community members should get vaccines - especially the vaccine for COVID-19.
Engage (10 minutes): Students review case studies to understand vaccine hesitancy
Explore (10 minutes): Students collect class data on known vaccinations in the community
Explain (8 minutes): Students share their learnings about reasons for vaccine hesitancy
Elaborate (8 minutes): Students deepen their ideas about vaccine hesitancy by reviewing some content about racism in the healthcare system
Evaluate (7 minutes): Exit Ticket
Closing (2 minutes)
Students will be able to analyze a variety of sources to understand different opinions on vaccine use in order to develop a well supported recommendation on the COVID-19 vaccine for family and friends.
LESSON ENDS WITH...
Students compose in writing their initial thinking about whether or not their community should get vaccinated for COVID-19, addressing misconceptions and reasons for resistance.
Vaccine Hesitancy Case Studies (American Academy of Pediatrics)
Racism and Discrimination in Healthcare (Harvard Health Publishing)
Black americans see a healthcare system infected by racism, new poll shows (National Geographic)
The Harms of Skipping a Vaccine or Delaying (NY State Department of Health)