Below are a number of resources and activities surrounding the immunology of vaccines and herd immunity.
Activities and resources
- Make your own pathogen and antibody - use a range of craft items to explore the anatomy of bacteria, viruses and antibodies, and how they interact
- Antibody challenge - use your own antibody to find your specific germ
- Antibody card game - a game of pairs with antibodies and pathogens.
- Herd immunity lucky dip - try your hand at infecting a vaccinated population.
- Herd immunity bowling - ten pin bowling with a difference!
A full list of materials for each activity can be found here.
Herd Immunity Postcards
Herd Immunity occurs when the vaccination of a significant portion of a population provides a measure of protection for individuals who have not developed immunity. The postcards provide a visual illustration of how the process of herd immunity works. We use different bugs to represent vaccinated, healthy non-vaccinated and sick non-vaccinated.
Types of Immunity Postcards
Developed in the style of the London Underground Tube Map, we used the different lines to illustrate the different types of immunity involved in protecting our bodies from pathogens. The postcard identifies both natural and artificial immunity as they stimulate immune responses to develop protection.