Vaccines Bring Them Closer to Your Children - In School



Oh wow, what incredible fortune is this, why it’s World Immunisation Week!

I know what you’re thinking, how did I miss last years event? :thinking:

According to the WHO:

Vaccines have brought us closer, and will bring us closer again

Good news, sources close to government have indicated, the Dept of Education and Pharma White Knight of the moment Pfizer are set to team up this week to enrol your little darlings into a global core of vaccine advocates with some totally solid educational happy meal work activities, using colourful characters we’ve all come to adore.

I’m sure most parents are relieved that Big Pharma are wasting no time to direct market impressionable children while they sit like fish in a barrel at socially distanced school, alone together - especially now the EU has promised to inject all child recruits as soon as they can.

Below are the materials provided by Pfizer to the nations school going children this week.


  1. Play the vaccine introduction video

  2. Begin the class by explaining to the pupils that although COVID-19 can make some of us feel sick, there are things we can do to prevent this happening.

  3. “Think-pair-share”: What things have they done in the past year to prevent the spread of Covid-19? Discussion around hand washing, hand sanitizer, social distancing, school closures, not seeing family and friends, no play dates, no sport training etc.

  4. Use the glossary to help you explain what vaccines are.

  5. Vaccines are given via a small needle into the upper arm.This feels like a small pinch!

  6. Try it out! Encourage them to pinch their own upper arm.

  7. We have lots of different vaccines that protect us against different diseases.

  8. Discuss with the class that they would have been to the doctor/nurse for injections like this when they were smaller to help keep them healthy.

  9. Show the group the “superbug” SARS-CoV-2 fact card.


  1. “Bug matching” exercise.
  2. Class colouring competition (black and white bug print-outs)
  3. In pods, create a role play: A trip to the doctor (for a vaccination).


A. What are vaccines? They help protect us from diseases.

B. What can we do to prevent COVID-19? Hand washing, social distancing, wearing masks, sneezing into a tissue, or your elbow, asking a asking a doctor, nurse or pharmacists for advice if we are sick etc.

Sample Lesson Plan - SARS-CoV-2

10-12 years


Play the vaccine introduction video OR explain the immune system:

  1. Explain that immune system attacks any harmful bugs that enter the body.

  2. One way we can protect ourselves is by helping our immune system stay strong – by eating well and getting enough sleep.

  3. Another way is through vaccination – which can help prevent us getting sick.

  4. When the vaccine is injected into the body our immune system makes lots of antibodies which are then ready to fight a disease if they “see” it again, but before it has a chance to make us sick.

  5. Sometimes our immune system needs a “reminder” and this is why some vaccinations require “booster” injections.


  1. The doctor who discovered vaccinations was called Edward Jenner who discovered the first vaccine, for a disease called smallpox.

  2. Vaccines are given via a small needle into the upper arm. The needle has a hollow centre and was invented by an Irish man!! (Irish Vaccine Heroes resource). We’ll learn about him later in a comprehension exercise.

  3. Discuss with the class their experiences of immunisations, which vaccinations they remember getting and when they got them.

  4. Explain that diseases like polio and measles are now much less common due to vaccinations.

  5. Remind students that sometimes “bugs” change which affects how our bodies recognise them (their “clothes”). This means that scientists may have to make a new vaccine e.g. like the flu vaccine that is developed every year.

  6. Explain that although COVID-19 can make some of us very unwell, there are things we can do to prevent this happening. Encourage class discussion around what can be done to prevent COVID-19 transmission:

a. Handwashing

b. Social distancing c. Masks

  1. Show the group the “superbug” SARS-CoV-2 fact card.

a. Discuss the most common symptoms


  1. Read the story of famous Irish doctor, Dr Francis Rynd (Irish Vaccines Heroes resource) and answer the comprehension questions.

  2. Students could find out more about the following as part of a classroom/ homework project:

  3. Other vaccine-preventable diseases

  4. Other famous Irish doctors/scientists like,
    Dr Dorothy Stopford Price, Dr Kathleen Lynn, Dr Mike Ryan (WHO).


A. What are vaccines? They are dead or very weak versions of the “bug” that causes the disease.

B. What famous Irish inventor did we learn about today, where was he from and what did he invent? Dr Francis Rynd, Co. Meath, the hollow needle.

C. What are some of the symptoms of COVID-19? Fever, dry cough, tiredness.

You can see the full range of Pfizer activities here:


I wonder do the little Heroes get to bring home free Home DIY PCR test kits for all the family?

Such a cool idea, and then they could bring back the bi-weekly family specimens like the proverbial young scientist they’ll be the next day to school for collection. We’d have the best little test system in the world.

A little NPHET recruit in every home.

Tony’s Army.

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Any progress made on this issue by the minions of The Menace or have the parents exerted their inalienable authority?


Latest Highwire Broadcast: First half hour - Seems like a great school! :white_check_mark:


The girl had, through her mother, sued the Minister for Health, the HSE, and Glaxosmithkline Biologicals SA (GSK) – the producer of Pandemrix.

GSK was previously given an indemnity by the State concerning any adverse reactions to the vaccine. Mediation between the sides took place and a determination was issued last month which was before the court yesterday for approval.

A warning from (recent) history. And the manufacturers won’t be seen for dust