Over the past 40 years, immunizations have become a large part of good health care, all protecting us from the effects of a number of serious and potentially fatal infections and diseases like polio, diphtheria, measles and rubella.
Vaccines work by stimulating our immune system to produce antibodies that fight infection. The antibodies produced are the same as those that occur when we get a natural infection, but without us having to experience the illness. This helps prevent us from becoming ill if we are exposed to diseases in the future.
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