Different Types Of Vaccines

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Wary parent’s want to protect their children from any kind of risks. Immunizations are available and mandatory upon starting school. There are many different types of immunizations. “Vaccines are a substance used to stimulate the production of antibodies and provide immunity against one or several diseases, prepared from the causative agent of a disease, its products, or a synthetic substitute, treated to act as an antigen without inducing the disease.” (Mifflin, 2015) Vaccines are a form of active immunity. Another form of an active immunity is toxoid, it is a modified toxin that stimulates the production of antitoxin. A passive immunity is extracted from the placenta and is the immune globulin. Another form of passive immunity is specific …show more content…
Most antibodies cannot reach intracellular sites of infection but can prevent spread from the site of entry into the body to a target organ. Vaccines are given oral, subcutaneous, and intramuscular. You must make sure the immunization is given in the correct place or it will not work the way it is supposed to work. (Leifer, 2015) Hepatitis B is a serious liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus that 's easily preventable by a vaccine. The first immunization of hepatitis b is given at the hospital of 0.5ml. The hepatitis b shot is given in 3 series. The second series is given at 2 months and the third series is given anywhere between 6-15 months. Hepatitis should not be given if the patient is allergic to yeast. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015) Rotavirus (RV) is a 2 series vaccine. It is given at 2 months and 3 months. Rotavirus is a common virus that causes vomiting and diarrhea, especially in infants and young children. When a child gets diarrhea they can get dehydrated and could cause the child to get hospitalized. The vaccine can help prevent this from happening to the child and spreading this virus around. (Leifer,

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