VACCINATION: WHERE ARE WE?
How it works?
Vaccination is a means of protecting an individual against the development of certain infectious diseases caused by microbes (bacteria or viruses), before this person is affected by these diseases.
During a vaccination, a dead or attenuated microbe or a toxin rendered inactive (toxoid) is injected into the body. The microbe, made harmless, does not cause the disease. On the other hand, the body recognizes it as if it is active and makes antibodies to eliminate it.
The immune system keeps the memory of these antibodies. Thus, if the active microbe comes later, the body will be able to manufacture more quickly the necessary antibodies, specifically adapted to the fight against this microbe, and prevent the occurrence of the disease.
2019 vaccination schedule
The purpose of this article is to provide you with official supports to help you in your research and reassure you.
The PHYNACARE team.