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Vaccination Types and Herd Immunity

Describe the differences between a live and dead vaccine. What are the risks associated with both vaccines?

What does herd immunity mean? Research the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) website for vaccine-preventable diseases and identify the diseases that are on the rise.

Describe an autoimmune disorder, other than multiple sclerosis, colorectal cancer, psoriasis, asthma, respiratory syncytial virus infections, Crohn's disease, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Describe a few symptoms of the disease.

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Live vaccines involve culturing a small component, or microbe, of the virus causing a weakened strain for use in immunization. This is often referred to as an attenuated vaccine and is used to force the body to develop antibodies against the antigen, or foreign invader. (in this case the vaccine) It is a more natural way of developing the immune system against a specific disease. The varicella vaccine (chickenpox) and measles vaccine are examples of attenuated vaccines. The influenza nasal mist is also considered an attenuated vaccine. These types of vaccines promote the strongest reaction on the immune system developing immunity that lasts the duration of life. However, ...

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Attenuated and recombinant vaccines; explanation and differences and how they play a part in herd immunity.

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