Vaccines protect people from infectious diseases, mainly those diseases that are transmitted by viruses and bacteria. This information sheet describes the functions and types of the various vaccines. Generally, a distinction is made between active immunization and passive immunization. One focal point is the explanation of live-attenuated and inactivated vaccines, mRNA vaccines, and viral vector vaccines. The explanation of primary immunization and the necessity of booster vaccinations is also relevant.
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Biology; Chemistry; Personal, social and health education (PSHE)
Grade 7 to 9; Grade 10 to 13
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Immune reaction; Infection; Infectious disease; Vaccination; Immunization
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