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Why is it Important to Obtain Vaccinations?

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MaKayla Swain, Hampton University

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A vaccine is a biological preparation that provides immunity to a countless number of diseases. Vaccinations usually contain an agent that is similar to a disease-causing microorganism and it is made from a weakened or dead form. By becoming vaccinated, it allows the immune system of one’s body to recognize the agent as a threat so that the body will destroy the disease then and in any future encounters. Today, there are four main types of vaccines including live-attenuated vaccines; inactivated vaccines; subunit, recombinant, polysaccharide, and conjugate vaccines; and toxoid vaccines. These different types were derived to teach your immune system how to find a bacteria or virus that leads to serious diseases. When creating vaccinations, scientists have to take into consideration how your immune system responds to the germ, who needs to be vaccinated, and the best approach to the creation of this vaccine.

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Why is it Important to Obtain Vaccinations?

A vaccine is a biological preparation that provides immunity to a countless number of diseases. Vaccinations usually contain an agent that is similar to a disease-causing microorganism and it is made from a weakened or dead form. By becoming vaccinated, it allows the immune system of one’s body to recognize the agent as a threat so that the body will destroy the disease then and in any future encounters. Today, there are four main types of vaccines including live-attenuated vaccines; inactivated vaccines; subunit, recombinant, polysaccharide, and conjugate vaccines; and toxoid vaccines. These different types were derived to teach your immune system how to find a bacteria or virus that leads to serious diseases. When creating vaccinations, scientists have to take into consideration how your immune system responds to the germ, who needs to be vaccinated, and the best approach to the creation of this vaccine.