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Vaccines

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 diseases caused by:

What are the types of vaccines?

There are several types of vaccines:

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  1. Vaccines (National Library of Medicine)  
    What are vaccines? Vaccines are injections (shots), liquids, pills, or nasal sprays that you take to teach your body's immune system to recognize ... defend against harmful germs. For example, there are vaccines to protect against diseases caused by: Viruses, like ...
  2. Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccines (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... nose and throat. Whooping cough causes uncontrollable coughing. Vaccines can protect you from these diseases. In the U.S., there are four combination vaccines: DTaP prevents all three diseases. It is for ...
  3. Vaccine Safety (National Library of Medicine)  
    What are vaccines? Vaccines play an important role in keeping us healthy. They protect us from serious and sometimes deadly diseases. Vaccines are injections (shots), liquids, pills, or nasal sprays ...
  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 ... could be viruses or bacteria. Some types of vaccines contain germs that cause disease. But the germs ...
  5. COVID-19 Vaccines (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... 2. In the United States, there are several vaccines that are effective at protecting people from getting ... being hospitalized, and dying from COVID-19. These vaccines are being used under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) ...
  6. Flu Shot (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... complications and sometimes even death. Getting the flu vaccine every year is the best way to lower ... flu and spreading it to others. The flu vaccine causes antibodies to develop in your body about ...
  7. Vaccines help prevent infection by preparing the body to fight foreign invaders (such as bacteria, viruses, or other pathogens). All vaccines introduce into the body a harmless piece of ...
  8. The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine protects against infection by certain strains of HPV. HPV can cause cervical cancer and genital ...
  9. COVID-19 vaccines are used to prepare the body's immune system to protect against COVID-19. Everyone ages 6 months and ... should get a 2023-2024 updated COVID-19 vaccine. This includes people who are pregnant and those ...
  10. COVID-19 vaccines are used to prepare the body's immune system to protect against COVID-19. ... COVID-19 vaccines protect people from getting COVID-19 . These vaccines "teach" your child's body how to defend against the SARS- ...
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