The American Lung Association’s Infectious Respiratory Disease Basics course is a free, interactive
online learning module. This course is designed to help individuals understand infectious respiratory
diseases and, when applicable, the vaccinations
available that help prevent them.
This program will teach participants to:
- Define what an infectious respiratory disease is
- Determine strategies to prevent the spread of such illnesses
- Explain the role of vaccines in keeping you healthy
- Describe treatment options if you get sick
The course includes downloadable resources to help reinforce the content, including an animation on
Viruses. This resource helps participants understand how your body fights back against pathogens
and identify common side effects that you may experience as your immune system attacks.
This Infectious Respiratory Disease Basics Module is proudly supported by Elevance Health Foundation.