An Easy-to-Understand Animation Showing How Measles Work and How Vaccines Protect Against It

“Am I putting the life of my child and other children at risk by not vaccinating against measles? The sad answer is, Yes. Yes you are.”

An easy-to-understand animation by the design firm Kurzgesagt explains how the measles virus attacks the body’s immune system, how it can lead to deadly complications, and how the measles vaccine protects more than just the person being vaccinated.

The animation deals with the specific parts of the human immune system that deal with the measles virus, but Kurzgesagt previously created a similar video that explains the immune system in more detail.

Glen Tickle
Glen Tickle

Amelia's dad. Steph's husband. Writer, comedian, gentleman. Good at juggling, bad at chess.