Kids Boost Immunity

Kids Boost Immunity

Last update: 1 July 2018

At a glance

Language: 
English
Evaluation date: 
July 2018
Audience: 
General public
Country: 
Canada

Description of the website

Kids Boost Immunity (KBI) website is a member of the WHO-led project Vaccine Safety Net (VSN).

Kids Boost Immunity (KBI) is a free online learning resource for Canadian students that pairs local learning with a global reward: vaccines for children in need through UNICEF.

KBI is designed for students in grades 5-8 and is brimming with carefully curated lessons on a wide range of topics such as:

    • Germs and infections

    • The immune system

    • Antibiotics

    • The spread of infectious disease & outbreaks

    • Global inequality in health and the role of NGOs

    • Evaluating online information sources

    All of the lessons are linked with either the science, health or socials curriculums. After completing a lesson, students are directed to take a quiz and students earn vaccines for questions they answer correctly. The more quizzes a student does, the more vaccines they earn for kids in another part of the world through UNICEF. It’s that simple!

    Website’s sponsorship policy

    Kids Boost Immunity was developed and is administered through the Public Health Association of British Columbia, with financial support from the BC Ministry of Health and the Public Health Agency of Canada. The program is coordinated through the BC Centre for Disease Control.

    Kids Boost Immunity relies on additional support to help purchase UNICEF vaccines earned by students. Our goal is to raise literacy about topics such as immunization, antibiotics and global health and funding from other supporters in no way influences the editorial choices around educational content posted on Kids Boost Immunity.

    Website’s content or editorial policy

    KBI is dedicated to posting accurate, up-to-date and well-researched information for students and teachers. Our team consists of researchers, marketers, teachers, and healthcare professionals. Content is created and reviewed based on the credibility of the original sources and the objectivity of the findings, and is cross-referenced with the needs of the provincial curriculum.

    All content on the site is read and signed off by a minimum of three people consisting of:

      • A staff member from the BC Centre for Disease Control or the Public Health Association of British Columbia

      • An experienced clinician with relevant expertise (e.g. registered nurse, physician, professor)

      • An education professional