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.
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.
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 Professions, Nursing, 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.