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A vaccine is a biological preparation that improves immunity to a particular disease. A vaccine typically contains an agent that resembles a disease-causing microorganism, and is often made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe. The agent stimulates the body's immune system to recognize the agent as foreign, destroy it, and "remember" it, so that the immune system can more easily recognize and destroy any of these microorganisms that it later encounters.
High dose flu vaccine reduces risk of respiratory and all-cause hospitalizations, study finds

High dose flu vaccine reduces risk of respiratory and all-cause hospitalizations, study finds

Cow immunization may lead to new human vaccines and treatments for HIV, study finds

Cow immunization may lead to new human vaccines and treatments for HIV, study finds

Skin-applied microneedle patch boosts immunization to seasonal flu vaccine recipients, study finds

Skin-applied microneedle patch boosts immunization to seasonal flu vaccine recipients, study finds

Kent State professor offers reliable information about vaccine safety, urges to promote immunization

Kent State professor offers reliable information about vaccine safety, urges to promote immunization

Parents may be less sure about vaccine needs for teens, new poll suggests

Parents may be less sure about vaccine needs for teens, new poll suggests

Prior dengue fever in people infected by Zika does not lead to worse illness

Prior dengue fever in people infected by Zika does not lead to worse illness

Potential vaccines could protect developing fetus from Zika virus, UTMB study shows

Potential vaccines could protect developing fetus from Zika virus, UTMB study shows

Measles outbreak - 35 reported deaths in Europe

Measles outbreak - 35 reported deaths in Europe

World Health Organization not sending cholera vaccines to Yemen

World Health Organization not sending cholera vaccines to Yemen

New DNA-based vaccine protects testes, sperm from Zika-related damage in mouse models

New DNA-based vaccine protects testes, sperm from Zika-related damage in mouse models

Tulane University receives $12 million NIH grant to develop drug and vaccine against Lassa fever

Tulane University receives $12 million NIH grant to develop drug and vaccine against Lassa fever

First vaccine protecting against gonorrhea provides opportunity for vaccine development

First vaccine protecting against gonorrhea provides opportunity for vaccine development

Research highlights need for vaccines to prevent child deaths from fatal lung infections

Research highlights need for vaccines to prevent child deaths from fatal lung infections

Rise in antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea, WHO report reveals

Rise in antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea, WHO report reveals

Novel vaccine approach appears to protect fetus from CMV infection, animal study shows

Novel vaccine approach appears to protect fetus from CMV infection, animal study shows

Scientists develop novel DNA-based strategy to protect against broad array of influenza viruses

Scientists develop novel DNA-based strategy to protect against broad array of influenza viruses

Zika: costs of prevention and control

Zika: costs of prevention and control

Study: Personalized neoantigen vaccine stimulates strong anti-tumor response in melanoma patients

Study: Personalized neoantigen vaccine stimulates strong anti-tumor response in melanoma patients

Scientists discover role of skin in spreading leishmaniasis

Scientists discover role of skin in spreading leishmaniasis

Combination treatment could be more effective against common infection

Combination treatment could be more effective against common infection