Curious about how vaccines work? Our “Introduction to Vaccination” course is your ticket to uncovering the world of shots and jabs. Start with the basics: what’s in a vaccine, and why do we need them? Then, learn about the different kinds of vaccines and how they help our bodies fight off illnesses. Safety’s important, right? That’s why we’ve got a whole section just on how vaccines are tested to make sure they’re safe for everyone. And, if you’ve ever wondered how to chat about vaccines with others, we’ve got you covered with a special module on talking about it. Plus, discover how vaccines come to the rescue during big outbreaks of diseases.

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain a foundational knowledge of vaccine concepts and the significance of vaccination.
  • Distinguish between various vaccine types and their applications.
  • Grasp the underlying principles of immunology and the process of immunisation.
  • Understand the procedures and standards ensuring vaccine safety.
  • Develop effective communication strategies for vaccine-related discourse.

Who is this Course for?

  • Healthcare enthusiasts keen on exploring the vaccine domain.
  • Medical students aim to supplement their academic curriculum.
  • Public health officials seeking a deeper insight into immunisation.
  • Journalists or writers focusing on health and medical topics.
  • Individuals aiming to understand the role of vaccines during global health crises.


Once you finish the course, you have the option to get a certificate to show your success. The PDF version costs just £3.99, while a printed one is £7.99. If you’d like both, it’s £10. For students outside the UK, there’s an extra £10 for delivery.


  • This course is available to all learners of all academic backgrounds.
  • Learners should be aged 16 or over to undertake the course.
  • A strong grasp of English, numeracy, and ICT is necessary for enrollment in this course.

Career path

  • Vaccine Research Scientist: £40,000 – £65,000
  • Immunologist: £30,000 – £60,000
  • Public Health Consultant: £70,000 – £95,000
  • Medical Journalist: £25,000 – £50,000
  • Vaccine Distribution Manager: £45,000 – £70,000
  • Pandemic Response Coordinator: £50,000 – £80,000

Course Curriculum

Introduction to Vaccination
Introduction to Vaccine and Vaccination 00:26:00
Types of Vaccine 00:33:00
Immunology and Immunisation 00:22:00
Vaccine Safety 00:18:00
Vaccines in Pandemic 00:42:00
Risk Communication 00:32:00