Vaccine

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.
What are Vaccines?

There are several diseases like Diphtheria, whooping cough (pertussis), measles, mumps, Yellow fever, small pox and German measles (rubella) that are unfamiliar to many these days.

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Maternal antibiotic use during childbirth tied to higher risk of autoimmune diseases in children

Maternal antibiotic use during childbirth tied to higher risk of autoimmune diseases in children

Link between gut microbiome and premature aging unveiled in chronic HIV patients

Link between gut microbiome and premature aging unveiled in chronic HIV patients

October found to be the optimum time to vaccinate against influenza

October found to be the optimum time to vaccinate against influenza

October births linked to higher flu vaccination and lower diagnosis rates

October births linked to higher flu vaccination and lower diagnosis rates

Scripps Research scientists develop an antibody that blocks lethal snake toxins

Scripps Research scientists develop an antibody that blocks lethal snake toxins

Unlocking non-hormonal male contraception with HDAC inhibitors

Unlocking non-hormonal male contraception with HDAC inhibitors

Researchers develop novel nanomedicine loaded with genetic material to fight  HIV

Researchers develop novel nanomedicine loaded with genetic material to fight HIV

CDC studies show effectiveness of flu vaccines across all age groups

CDC studies show effectiveness of flu vaccines across all age groups

Urgent call for increased measles vaccination in the EU/EEA

Urgent call for increased measles vaccination in the EU/EEA

Study highlights the need for urgent action on child hunger and malnutrition

Study highlights the need for urgent action on child hunger and malnutrition

Maternal mRNA COVID-19 vaccination shields infants for six months

Maternal mRNA COVID-19 vaccination shields infants for six months

KFF Health News' 'What the Health?': Biden wins early court test for Medicare drug negotiations

KFF Health News' 'What the Health?': Biden wins early court test for Medicare drug negotiations

Smoking, infection, and BMI found to significantly sway immune response, study shows

Smoking, infection, and BMI found to significantly sway immune response, study shows

Study shows ritonavir-boosted nirmatrelvir remains effective against new omicron variants in the U.S

Study shows ritonavir-boosted nirmatrelvir remains effective against new omicron variants in the U.S

Promising new CMV vaccine shows stronger immune response

Promising new CMV vaccine shows stronger immune response

Study shows long COVID's hidden effect on women's sex lives

Study shows long COVID's hidden effect on women's sex lives

Understanding the virological properties of SARS-CoV-2 variant JN.1

Understanding the virological properties of SARS-CoV-2 variant JN.1

LSHTM researchers receive £2m funding to develop novel vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics

LSHTM researchers receive £2m funding to develop novel vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics

MHRA authorizes COVID-19 vaccines: Comirnaty and Nuvaxovid gain approvals

MHRA authorizes COVID-19 vaccines: Comirnaty and Nuvaxovid gain approvals

Vaccines safe for pregnant women with HIV but show reduced immune response

Vaccines safe for pregnant women with HIV but show reduced immune response