Vaccines: Overview

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Vaccines help to prevent the occurrence of certain illnesses by triggering the body's immune system to develop defenses against infection. The vaccines themselves contain deactivated or partial components of the infectious bacteria or virus. The bacteria or virus in the vaccine is not capable of infecting the recipient, yet it will trigger the body to build defenses to prevent infection when exposed to the actual virus or bacteria. There are approximately 25 diseases that have vaccines available for prevention.

View sub-topics at right to learn more about some specific vaccines and some of the vaccines' more serious adverse side effects.

See Also

  1. Anthrax Vaccine
  2. Prescription & Over-the-Counter Drugs: Overview
  3. Hepatitis A Vaccine: Overview
  4. Hepatitis B Vaccine
  5. LYMErix / Lyme Disease Vaccine
  6. Mumps-Measels-Rubella Vaccine: Overview
  7. Polio Vaccine: Overview
  8. Prevnar Meningitis Vaccine: Overview
  9. RhoGAM
  10. RotaShield: Overview
  11. Thimerosal
  12. Yellow Fever: Overview
  13. National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: FAQ
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