04 May 2021A guide to be printed and read in one go: to understand how a vaccine is born, what it is used for, and why it is so important, especially at this stage of our life, to vaccinate all of us and soon.

It is called the "Galactic Guide to Vaccine for curious boys and girls", created by Pleiadi and disseminated by the National Network of Children's Museums (composed of Chidlren's Museum Verona, MUBA - Children's Museum of Milan, Explora - the children's museum of Rome, The City of Children and Young People of Genoa), as a sequel to the Galactic Guide to Coronavirus, already translated into 30 languages ​​and read by over 2 million families around the world.

A book that can be downloaded for free by connecting to the site

In the first months of the year, the Children's Museum Verona launched a survey aimed at parents on children's perception of vaccines. If 16.7% of the 350 people interviewed say that their children live this issue with fear, on the contrary 55.6% live it with curiosity. Although 90.8% declare they have faith in science, 85% of people expressed the need for a support tool to help them both to tell the little ones what vaccines are and their importance, and to overcome doubts. and the fears of their children.

Furthermore, from a comparison with the international network of Children's Museums, of which the Verona museum is a part, the need of families has gone from having to explain the pandemic to boys and girls, to providing correct information about vaccines. In this regard, the survey showed that families' informational disorientation is one of the central themes.

Still, according to the WHO, there are still around 20 million children around the world who do not have access to the vaccines they need today, and many of them do not receive vital vaccines during adolescence, adulthood or old age. .

From these needs, the Galactic Guide to the Vaccine was born in March 2021 

The Guide, multilingual with text in Italian opposite, has already been requested by many cities and countries, including Istanbul, which through the municipality and museums has launched an important dissemination campaign. Families read it on the subway or at home, when it arrives with milk, while the children browse it outdoors between a break and another from lessons.