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Vaccination

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noun, plural: vaccination

The administration of vaccine capable of evoking an immune response against a specific antigen thereby making the individual immune to it and protected from contracting the disease


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Edward Jenner first used vaccination as a method that prevented smallpox, i.e. by inoculating cowpox matter (vacca= cow, hence the term). Soon, vaccination became essential in boosting immunity against diphtheria, rubella, measles, polio, hepatitis A and B, and chickenpox, especially in young children. Recently, vaccines to protect the body from certain forms of cancers were made.


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Thinking in terms of evolution

... poor-laws; and our medical men exert their utmost skill to save the life of every one to the last moment. There is reason to believe that vaccination has preserved thousands, who from a weak constitution would formerly have succumbed to small-pox. Thus the weak members of civilised societies ...

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by Luxorien
Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:14 pm
 
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So, will we save the virus and spread it around? No one in the right mind would agree to that. I would re-evaluate need for mass vaccinations to everything... This is where you really can run into a case where people with different values are talking at cross purposes. On the one hand ...

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by Luxorien
Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:08 am
 
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... States Health and Human Services Secretary Margaret Heckler declared that a vaccine would be available within two years. However, the classical vaccination approaches that have been successful in the control of various viral diseases by priming the adaptive immunity to recognize the viral envelope ...

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... have been reported. One thing that you can do is to report the problem, most countries do have a reporting schemes for adverse side effects after vaccinations and use of other medications. Even better, have your family doctor/GP do that for you and start investigating your problem. This will help ...

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by canalon
Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:53 pm
 
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