Immunization

What are vaccines?

Vaccines are injections (shots), liquids, pills, or nasal sprays that you take to teach your body's immune system to recognize and defend against harmful germs. For example, there are vaccines to protect against

Vaccines contain germs (or parts of germs) that cause disease. The germs have been killed or weakened enough that they won't make you sick. But they will spark an immune response, which helps your body fight off the germs. Your immune system will also remember the germ and attack it if that germ ever invades again. This protection against a certain disease is called immunity.

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  1. Vaccines (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... a certain disease is called immunity. What are immunization and vaccination? Immunization is the process of becoming protected against a ... it can also mean the same thing as vaccination, which is getting a vaccine to become protected ...
  2. Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccines (National Library of Medicine)  
    Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) are serious bacterial infections. Tetanus causes painful tightening of the muscles, usually all over the body. ...
  3. ... component) of the vaccine. VACCINE SCHEDULE The recommended vaccination (immunization) schedule is updated every 12 months by the ... Prevention (CDC). Talk to your provider about specific immunizations for you or your child. Current recommendations are ...
  4. Childhood Vaccines (National Library of Medicine)  
    What are vaccines? Vaccines are injections (shots), liquids, pills, or nasal sprays that you take to teach the immune system to recognize and defend against ...
  5. Immunizations (vaccinations) are important to keep your child healthy. This article discusses how to ease the pain of shots ... shots less painful for their babies. Nearly all immunizations (also called vaccinations) need to be given into ...
  6. ... 2020. Kim DK, Hunter P. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended immunization schedule for adults aged 19 years or older - ...
  7. Childhood Vaccines/Start Here ... Childhood Vaccines ... Nemours Foundation ... Immunizations have protected millions of children from potentially deadly diseases. Learn ...
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  10. Immunization Coverage (World Health Organization)  
    Fact sheet from WHO on immunization coverage: provides key facts and information about recommended vaccines, key challenges and WHO response.
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