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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Study evaluates SARS-CoV-2-specific antibody response in human milk

Study evaluates SARS-CoV-2-specific antibody response in human milk

Pregnancy has no effect on long-term immune response to SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccination

Pregnancy has no effect on long-term immune response to SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccination

Latest figures on the COVID-19 pandemic collected by UCLA Health hospitals and clinics

Latest figures on the COVID-19 pandemic collected by UCLA Health hospitals and clinics

COVID vaccines and first boosters provided protection to pregnant women during Omicron surge

COVID vaccines and first boosters provided protection to pregnant women during Omicron surge

Studying the HIV response for pandemic preparedness

Studying the HIV response for pandemic preparedness

FDA experts are still puzzled over who should get which covid shots and when

FDA experts are still puzzled over who should get which covid shots and when

Pancreatic cancer study reveals the cause of tumor cell resistance to immunotherapy

Pancreatic cancer study reveals the cause of tumor cell resistance to immunotherapy

Study reveals the inevitability of Zika virus dumbbell-1 structure for viral pathogenesis

Study reveals the inevitability of Zika virus dumbbell-1 structure for viral pathogenesis

Florida Gov. Desantis falsely claims bivalent booster boosts chances of covid infection

Florida Gov. Desantis falsely claims bivalent booster boosts chances of covid infection

Updated bivalent mRNA booster protects against circulating SARS-CoV-2 variants

Updated bivalent mRNA booster protects against circulating SARS-CoV-2 variants

Atomic-level computer model of the H1N1 virus reveals new vulnerabilities

Atomic-level computer model of the H1N1 virus reveals new vulnerabilities

Exploring the contribution of COVID-19 prevention network to SARS-CoV-2 vaccine efficacy clinical trials

Exploring the contribution of COVID-19 prevention network to SARS-CoV-2 vaccine efficacy clinical trials

Conspiracy theories during early pandemic highlight malicious purposes and secretive actions

Conspiracy theories during early pandemic highlight malicious purposes and secretive actions

Breathing and tilting motions of influenza glycoproteins could be exploited to better defend against flu

Breathing and tilting motions of influenza glycoproteins could be exploited to better defend against flu

FDA briefing discusses different COVID-19 vaccination regimens

FDA briefing discusses different COVID-19 vaccination regimens

Data demonstrates SARS-CoV-2 Omicron XBB.1.5 substantially escapes NAb responses after bivalent mRNA boosting

Data demonstrates SARS-CoV-2 Omicron XBB.1.5 substantially escapes NAb responses after bivalent mRNA boosting

Expert panel proposes stringent biosecurity oversight to avert future pandemics

Expert panel proposes stringent biosecurity oversight to avert future pandemics

Maternal and perinatal outcomes of women infected with SARS-CoV-2 during the Omicron wave in Italy

Maternal and perinatal outcomes of women infected with SARS-CoV-2 during the Omicron wave in Italy

Study points at low uptake of COVID-19 vaccine boosters by immunocompromised people in the US

Study points at low uptake of COVID-19 vaccine boosters by immunocompromised people in the US