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The Science of Vaccines: An Illustrated Guide to How Vaccines Work

ABOUT: Introducing the first in a series of educational materials to help anyone learn more about viruses, vaccines, and COVID-19 in an easy and engaging way.  

GOOD FOR: Educators, children, adults

Illustrated Guide: Vaccines Chase the Coronavirus / starring Al Capone as the Coronavirus

ABOUT: In this illustrated guide, Al Capone shows us how various types of vaccines work to teach your immune system how to fight off infections.

GOOD FOR: Educators, children, adults

Our Tug-of-War with COVID

ABOUT: New SARS-CoV-2 variants are emerging quickly — but so are vaccination rates. This illustrated series shows why it is so important to not let our guard down against COVID just yet, and how, with the help of safety precautions and vaccines, we can win our tug-of-war with COVID.

GOOD FOR: Educators, children, adults

Illustration: The Vaccination Gym Where Immune Systems Train

ABOUT: Your immune system helps fight off infections that make you sick, like the common cold or flu. When it’s exposed to something new–like the novel coronavirus–it needs a bit of help to keep you safe. That’s where vaccines come in. They give your immune system the training it needs to combat a virus.

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Illustration: Anatomy of the SARS-COV-2 Coronavirus

ABOUT: Humans are the most complicated life form we know of. We’re made of DNA, RNA and proteins. Viruses, like the coronavirus, are simple life forms. Each coronavirus particle is basically a strand of RNA surrounded by an envelope of protein. Notice the spike protein studding the virus envelope.

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