COVID-19: VACCINES 101

Vaccines have been foundational to modern public health. In the 20th Century, they took many years to develop, but scientific advances has accelerated the development and approval of vaccines for COVID-19 in a little under a year.  This has been a singular scientific achievement. However, most of us are unfamiliar with how vaccines are developed and how they work to protect us from harmful diseases. This module aims to help individuals make informed decisions about the efficacy and safety of COVID-19 vaccines. 

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INTRODUCTION TO COVID-19 VACCINES

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WHY VACCINES PREVENT DISEASE AND PROTECT THE UNVACCINATED

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WHY DO SOME PEOPLE FIND VACCINES TO BE CONTROVERSIAL​?

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VACCINE TESTING AND THE FDA APPROVAL PROCESS

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mRNA COVID-19 VACCINES 101

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COVID-19 VACCINE DISTRIBUTION PLAN

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HOW MANY SHOTS OF COVID-19 VACCINE WILL BE NEEDED

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THE IMPACT OF VACCINATIONS ON OUR EVERYDAY LIVES

CONTRIBUTORS
 
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    Stephen E. Flynn

    Professor of Political Science & Founding Director,Global Resilience Institute, Northeastern University

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    Carmen Castaneda Sceppa

    Dean of the College, Bouve College of Health Sciences, Dean's Office, Institute on Urban Health Research

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    Margarita DiVall

    Clinical Professor, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Department of Pharmacy and Health Systems Sciences, School of Pharmacy

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    Eugene Tunik

    Professor, Associate Dean of Research and Innovation, Bouve College of Health Sciences, Dean's Office, Department of Physical Therapy, Movement & Rehabilitation Science, Faculty

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    Stephanie Sibisky

    Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Pharmacy and Health Systems Sciences, School of Pharmacy

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    Jason Lancaster

    Clinical Professor, Department of Pharmacy and Health Systems Sciences, School of Pharmacy

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    Mansoor Amiji

    University Distinguished Professor,, Department of Pharmacy and Health Systems Sciences, School of Pharmacy

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    Debra Reid

    Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Pharmacy and Health Systems Sciences, School of Pharmacy

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    Todd Brown

    Vice Chair, Department of Pharmacy and Health Systems Sciences, School of Pharmacy

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    Neil Maniar

    Professor of the Practice & Director, Master of Public Health in Urban Health Program
    Department of Health Sciences, Northeastern University

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    Brandon Dionne

    Assistant Clinical Professor, 
    Department of Pharmacy and Health Systems, School of Pharmacy,
    Northeastern University

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    Ralph Fasano

    Director, Product Development & Media Design, Northeastern University

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    Polly Searles

    Senior Production Manager, Northeastern University

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    Mel Bernstein

    Chief Operating Officer,
    Global Resilience Institute
    at Northeastern University

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    Scott Pickens

    Director of Marketing & Development Operations & Distinguished Corporate Fellow, Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern University

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    Angie Valencia

    Associate Director of Operations, Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern University

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    Laura Kozuszek

    Graduate Global Coordinator, Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern University

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    Caroline Crawford

    Marketing & Communications Manager, Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern University

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    Lauren Kourafas

    Undergraduate Graphic Designer, 
    Global Resilience Institute 
    at Northeastern University

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    Daniella Fernandes

    Graduate Marketing & Communications Assistant, Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern University

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    Isha Modi

    Undergraduate Marketing & Communications Assistant, Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern University

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    Michelle Musili

    Undergraduate Graphic Designer, Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern University

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COURSE DESIGNED BY THE DIGITAL LEARNING TEAM @ EDGE 

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ABOUT US

ABOUT US

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus. Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; the San Francisco Bay Area; Seattle; Toronto; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research. Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs—on-campus, online, and in hybrid formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 140 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

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Based at Northeastern University in Boston, MA, the Global Resilience Institute’s (GRI) research and educational mission is to develop and deploy practical and innovative tools, applications, and skills that drive social and technical changes, which strengthen the capacity of individuals, communities, systems, and networks to adapt to an increasingly turbulent world. Launched in 2017, GRI is the world’s first university-wide institute to respond to the resilience imperative. Today, GRI undertakes multi-disciplinary resilience research and education efforts that draw on the latest findings from network science, health sciences, coastal and urban sustainability, engineering, cybersecurity and privacy, social and behavioral sciences, public policy, urban affairs, business, law, game design, architecture, and geospatial analysis. GRI works in close partnership with industry, government, communities, and non-governmental organizations, as well as engages in external outreach to inform, empower, and scale bottom-up efforts that contribute to individual and collective resilience.

With more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs, the Bouvé College of Health Sciences offers students extraordinary opportunities in three preeminent schools: Health ProfessionsNursing, and Pharmacy. These schools are united across disciplines preparing the next generation of highly skilled, versatile, and enterprising health care leaders, while advancing high-impact research to address the world’s challenging issues.

Spanning multiple campuses, Bouvé’s interprofessional classroom approaches mirror today’s collaborative reality in health care and research. Simulation exercises prepare students for real-life crises, while state-of-the-art laboratories foster high-impact research where even first-year students participate. Lectures and theories come alive and are honed through unrivaled co-ops and clinicals in Boston, the hub of health innovation, or through placements around the globe.

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