Science: Vaccines and How They Work

Ref: C3533114

With all that is happening in the world, I know I can get quite overwhelmed with all the information regarding the corona virus. What is it? How is it different from other viruses? Why can’t our bodies protect us from it? It is just the flu right? How does the vaccine actually work? Well come along to my course and learn how our bodies respond to attack and how viral vaccines are made and work within the body to enhance our natural defences.

Course aim

To introduce the body's immune system, understand how vaccines were made and how they help protect us from viruses.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Explain how the Immune System works
  • Describe what a virus is and explain how it invades our body's
  • Understand what the current Corona Virus is compared to other viruses
  • Discuss implications of mass vaccination

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Bring your fav mug of hot joe.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Science: Vaccines and How They Work


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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
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  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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