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Illness and vaccine assignment

In groups of 2 (3 if necessary), using recent scientific and evidence-based resources write a 3-5 page paper that addresses the following:

● A brief description of the illness/s that your vaccine aims to prevent. What are the risks of these illnesses? How contagious is the illness?

o For example, MMR vaccine prevents measles, mumps and rubella. Measles is extremely contagious, etc.

● Describe the history and impact of the particular vaccine.

o When was the vaccine created? How effective is it? Since it’s creation, how has this vaccine impacted the population?

● Discuss the current recommended CDC guidelines for the vaccine.

o Schedule, dose, needle size, injection sites, etc.

● Discuss potential adverse effects from the vaccine and contraindications for receiving the vaccine

● Define herd immunity and discuss its importance to the health of a community.

o What is the vaccination rate required to create herd immunity for your illnesses?

● Briefly discuss how you may discuss and promote a vaccine to a family who was hesitant about their child receiving the vaccine

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