Vaccinations prevent disease. There is information on vaccine history and development, types of vaccines, and how vaccines work. Students and teachers can learn about vaccines for human papillomavirus, whooping cough, polio, flu, and other diseases. Included are eThemes resources on germs, viral diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, and polio.
KidsHealth: A Kid's Guide to Shots
Students can read about the need for vaccinations. NOTE: This site contains ads.
KidsHealth: The Woes of Whooping Cough
This article explains the need for the DTP vaccine. NOTE: This site contains ads.
CDC: HPV Vaccine Questions and Answers
This site has answers to many questions about HPV. There is a PDF version available.
This site has FAQs, fact sheets, and a slide show about HPV. NOTE: This site has a definite bias.
Click on a movie to learn how vaccines work. Includes activities and a quiz on the topic. There are related topics on immune system and flu and flu vaccine on the right. NOTE: A subscription is required.
PBS: Religious Right and Health Policy
Students can watch this report as a video or read the transcript. NOTE: This site contains a banner-ad.
PBS: New Vaccine for Girls Prevents Cervical Cancer
This article has a printout of reading comprehension questions on HPV. Click on "Reading and Discussion Questions."
TeensHealth: Vaccine against Genital Warts and Cervical Cancer
This article can be printed out and displayed in Spanish. NOTE: This site contains ads.
CDC: Human Papillomavirus
This site is for teachers and has links to many sources of information on HPV.
Use a navigation on the left to learn about vaccines, their benefits, how they works, and types of vaccines.
Polio: History of Vaccines
Learn about history of polio vaccines. Find out about vaccine development and different types of methods to prevent polio.
Vaccines and Preventable Diseases
Click on a disease name to learn about the disease, vaccine information, vaccine safety, and who should not be vaccinated.
Lesson Plan: Common Vaccinations
This lesson plan helps students to understand how vaccines work and different types pf vaccines through group research and discussion. NOTE: This site has links to external sites and contains ads.
Lesson Plan: The Matrix- A Vaccination Research Project
In a 24-page pdf lesson plan, students will learn about spread of diseases and the important of vaccination through a research-based activity. This lesson plan begins on page 2 of the pdf file, which includes six lesson plans on vaccinations and sexual health.
eThemes Resource: Germs: Infection, Detection and Protection
Sites are about germs (bacteria and viruses) and diseases. Covers tips for disease prevention, such as hand-washing, food safety, vaccines, etc. Includes lesson plans, hands-on activities and interactive games.
eThemes Resource: Health: Viral Diseases
What are viruses? Which viruses can cause cancer? Find the answers on these web sites. Learn about these viruses: the human papillomavirus, chicken pox, and dengue fever. Included are eThemes resources on polio, pandemics, AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases.
eThemes Resource: Health: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
These sites are about Sexually Transmitted Diseases. There is information on signs and symptoms of different STDs, how STDs are transmitted from person to person, how to prevent STD transmission, and which diseases are most common. Includes statistics on how many people worldwide are infected and the number of U.S. population diagnosed with the disease. There is also information on prevention and testing. Includes an interactive tutorial, a lesson plan, and a link to an eThemes Resource on AIDS/HIV.
eThemes Resource: Health: Polio
These sites about polio explain how the disease is spread and the efforts to eradicate it by 2005. Find out where in the world there has been a recent increase in polio cases. See photographs documenting the fight against polio, and explore interactive timelines to learn why new cases have drastically decreased since the 1950s. Read biographies about Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin, inventors of two different polio vaccines. Also learn about the iron lung and how it helped people with polio. Includes information about author Peg Kehret's book, "Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio."