What's in a Vaccine?

Animated Explainer Video

What's actually in there?

What exactly goes into a vaccine? How do they work? What does each ingredient do and why is it in there?

Learn about the ingredients used in vaccines in this companion video to our cooperative board game, N.O.V.E.L.

Take a peek at what the game is all about over at: https://www.thepartnershipineducation.com/resources/n-o-v-e-l

Video Topics:

Introduction: 00:00

Definition: 0:11

Types of Ingredients: 0:38

Pathogen Specific Compounds: 1:55

Culture Medium: 2:50

Adjuvants: 4:13

Antibiotics: 5:10

Preservatives: 6:51

Summary: 8:25

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This video was supported by the National Institute Of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R25GM132910, a Science Education Award (SEPA). The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.