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What is a vaccination?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Flu shot
Vaccinations help boost the immune system in order to prevent or lessen the severity of several different diseases such as the flu or tetanus.

In brief: Flu shot
Vaccinations help boost the immune system in order to prevent or lessen the severity of several different diseases such as the flu or tetanus.
Dr. Thomas Heston
Dr. Thomas Heston
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Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Immune booster
A way to provide immunity to an infection without having to get sick first.
Example: haemophilus influenzae (h. Flu) is a bacteria that causes meningitis. H. Flu vaccine shows polysaccharide (sugar) pieces of h. Flu to a child's immune system tied to a protein which helps the young immune system "see" the germ and make antibodies against it. If infection occurs, those antibodies prevent illness.

In brief: Immune booster
A way to provide immunity to an infection without having to get sick first.
Example: haemophilus influenzae (h. Flu) is a bacteria that causes meningitis. H. Flu vaccine shows polysaccharide (sugar) pieces of h. Flu to a child's immune system tied to a protein which helps the young immune system "see" the germ and make antibodies against it. If infection occurs, those antibodies prevent illness.
Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics
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In brief: Prevention!
A vaccination is a medicine, usually injected (sometimes given orally) which causes your body to produce immune cells against a certain disease.
The vaccine "fools" the body into producing antibodies, so that when a person is exposed to that disease later in life, immunity is already present. Prevention of these diseases is much better than trying to cure them once you get them!

In brief: Prevention!
A vaccination is a medicine, usually injected (sometimes given orally) which causes your body to produce immune cells against a certain disease.
The vaccine "fools" the body into producing antibodies, so that when a person is exposed to that disease later in life, immunity is already present. Prevention of these diseases is much better than trying to cure them once you get them!
Dr. Pamela Lindor
Dr. Pamela Lindor
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