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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.
New findings could be used as vaccination strategy for sexually transmitted infections

New findings could be used as vaccination strategy for sexually transmitted infections

Experts Suggest Compulsory Measles Vaccination in Children Could Prevent Epidemic

Experts Suggest Compulsory Measles Vaccination in Children Could Prevent Epidemic

Vaccination helps protect the public from measles

Vaccination helps protect the public from measles

Naturally occurring human antibody reveals hidden weakness in influenza virus

Naturally occurring human antibody reveals hidden weakness in influenza virus

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ States race to reverse ‘roe’

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ States race to reverse ‘roe’

Exploring the possibility of a broadly effective dengue vaccine

Exploring the possibility of a broadly effective dengue vaccine

New book examines circuitous history behind the investigation of cancer as contagious illness

New book examines circuitous history behind the investigation of cancer as contagious illness

Study: India has large disparities in under-five mortality rate between richer and poorer states

Study: India has large disparities in under-five mortality rate between richer and poorer states

Researchers identify 25 counties to be most at risk for measles outbreaks in the U.S.

Researchers identify 25 counties to be most at risk for measles outbreaks in the U.S.

Study finds a downward trend in cancer screening when patients see doctors later in the day

Study finds a downward trend in cancer screening when patients see doctors later in the day

New findings could facilitate the development of hepatitis C mouse model

New findings could facilitate the development of hepatitis C mouse model

Slow-release HIV vaccine shows promise in preclinical trials

Slow-release HIV vaccine shows promise in preclinical trials

Study reveals how dengue virus replicates in infected cells

Study reveals how dengue virus replicates in infected cells

NIH announces awards to advance development of vaccines for sexually transmitted infections

NIH announces awards to advance development of vaccines for sexually transmitted infections

UNC and partners receive NIH funding to identify chlamydia vaccine

UNC and partners receive NIH funding to identify chlamydia vaccine

Australian doctors are overprescribing flu antivirals, study reveals

Australian doctors are overprescribing flu antivirals, study reveals

ComPARe project provides comprehensive estimate of preventable cancer burden in Canada

ComPARe project provides comprehensive estimate of preventable cancer burden in Canada

Groundbreaking research could lead to a simple, inexpensive test for Ebola virus

Groundbreaking research could lead to a simple, inexpensive test for Ebola virus

Research aims to keep astronauts healthy in space

Research aims to keep astronauts healthy in space

UK Government to 'consider all options' to control measles outbreak

UK Government to 'consider all options' to control measles outbreak