Kids Boost Immunity

Page last updated: 26 October 2020

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.

Over 80 lessons and quizzes developed by teachers and health professionals to engage digital-age students in grades 4-12. Every time a student scores 80% or more on a lesson quiz, we donate a life-saving vaccine to UNICEF. This enables students to directly connect their learning outcomes to a global context. Topics include:

    • Critical thinking and evaluating information
    • COVID-19 & The Spread of Infectious Diseases
    • Cross-curricular research and inquiry
    • Factors affecting global child health equity
    • The body’s defence system/immune system and how vaccines help
    • Biology: The Diversity of Living Things

    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

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