CDCM PHA STEM Lesson – COVID-19 Vaccination

In COVID-19 Vaccination, student scientists learn important facts about vaccines and how they can stop the spread of COVID-19. Students also learn how mRNA vaccines work to prevent infection. Students build a model that shows how viral spread occurs in populations with different percentages of vaccination coverage. Students then publish a story about how COVID-19 and vaccines have impacted their lives.

Topics included in COVID-19 Vaccination:

  • SARS-CoV-2
  • COVID-19
  • Pandemics
  • Vaccination
  • mRNA vaccines
  • Reproduction numbers (R0 and RT)
  • Engineering design process
  • Scientific and health communication