Artificial acquired immunity is called immunisation. Vaccinations are used in immunisation programs. Vaccination involves the injecting or ingesting into the body of antigens from living, dead, or weakened or non-virulent strains of micro-organisms. Vaccinations stimulate a person’s own immune system to develop resistance. For example, vaccines for diphtheria contain an inactive form of toxin which provides the basis for the formation of antibodies and memory B and T cells.
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Research has shown that social influences are a primary factor in the adoption of health behaviors. The FLUgitives campaign leverages the positive power of social peer influence to drive more people to help protect themselves against the flu by getting vaccinated and features four #FLUgitives whom everyone might know – or may even relate to themselves:
Over 10 million deaths worldwide per year are due to infectious diseases. To combat this terrible loss of life, vaccination is a powerful weapon and has been one of the great success stories of human medicine.
"The discovery of human papilloma virus and proof that 99.7% of women with cervical cancer have been infected by them, five years ago really made a public outcry. Appearance of the vaccine has revolutionized in the fight against cancer, for cervical cancer – one of the most common its manifestations.
Improving vaccination rates against the human papillomavirus (HPV) in boys aged 11 to 21 is key to protecting both men and women, says new research from University of Toronto Professor Peter A. Newman from the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work.