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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Topical antiseptic Acriflavine inhibits SARS-CoV-2 and other betacoronaviruses

Topical antiseptic Acriflavine inhibits SARS-CoV-2 and other betacoronaviruses

Cannabidiol may improve innate immune response against SARS-CoV-2

Cannabidiol may improve innate immune response against SARS-CoV-2

UK donates COVID-19 vaccines to Uganda to help tackle the pandemic

UK donates COVID-19 vaccines to Uganda to help tackle the pandemic

Asymptomatic COVID-19 patients less infectious than symptomatic patients

Asymptomatic COVID-19 patients less infectious than symptomatic patients

As omicron surges, effort to vaccinate young children stalls

As omicron surges, effort to vaccinate young children stalls

Exploring waning vaccine effectiveness over time

Exploring waning vaccine effectiveness over time

BNT162b2 COVID vaccine 94% effective against adolescent hospitalization

BNT162b2 COVID vaccine 94% effective against adolescent hospitalization

Multiple sclerosis may be caused by infection with the Epstein-Barr virus

Multiple sclerosis may be caused by infection with the Epstein-Barr virus

New advertising campaign encourages young people to get COVID-19 booster jabs

New advertising campaign encourages young people to get COVID-19 booster jabs

COVID-19 vaccination breakthrough infections in a real-world setting

COVID-19 vaccination breakthrough infections in a real-world setting

Insignificant homology of SARS-CoV-2 spike sequences to myocarditis-associated antigens

Insignificant homology of SARS-CoV-2 spike sequences to myocarditis-associated antigens

Analysis of COVID vaccine breakthrough infections in highly vaccinated Israel

Analysis of COVID vaccine breakthrough infections in highly vaccinated Israel

Flu vaccines can be lifesaving for children, study shows

Flu vaccines can be lifesaving for children, study shows

People with COVID-19 can end self-isolation after 5 days following 2 consecutive negative LFD tests

People with COVID-19 can end self-isolation after 5 days following 2 consecutive negative LFD tests

Study confirms waning immunity in adolescents following two doses of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines

Study confirms waning immunity in adolescents following two doses of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines

Government funding supports national effort to vaccinate vulnerable communities

Government funding supports national effort to vaccinate vulnerable communities

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Dealing with drug prices

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Dealing with drug prices

Justices block broad worker vaccine requirement, allow health worker mandate to proceed

Justices block broad worker vaccine requirement, allow health worker mandate to proceed

What patients can learn with confidence from one negative rapid test (hint: very little)

What patients can learn with confidence from one negative rapid test (hint: very little)

Harmful effects of SARS-CoV-2 infection in pregnant women and their newborns

Harmful effects of SARS-CoV-2 infection in pregnant women and their newborns