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Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   4

Issue No. :  3

Year :  2011

Pages :   369-374

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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Vaccine: An Ultimate Way of Immunization

Address:   Vaibhav Dagaji Aher*, Subham Banerjee, Kamal K. Mahaur
College of Pharmacy, Institute of Foreign Trade and Management (IFTM), Moradabad-244 001, U. P., India.
*Corresponding Author
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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 or its toxins. The agent stimulates the body's immune system to recognize the agent as foreign, destroy it, and "recognize" it, so that the immune system can more easily recognize and destroy any of these microorganisms that it later encounters. Vaccines have contributed to the eradication of smallpox, one of the most contagious and deadly diseases known to man. Other diseases such as rubella, polio, measles, mumps, chickenpox, and typhoid are nowhere near as common as they were a hundred years ago. As long as the vast majority of people are vaccinated, it is much more difficult for an outbreak of disease to occur, let alone spread.
Immunity, Vaccine Delivery, Excipient, Vaccination Schedule.
Vaibhav Dagaji Aher, Subham Banerjee, Kamal K. Mahaur. Vaccine: An Ultimate Way of Immunization. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 4(3): March 2011; Page 369-374.
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