Immunizations

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Immunizations are exposing the body via intramuscular injection to molecules that are strange to the body. These molecules will cause the body to put together an immune response, and the body will develop the ability to quickly respond to a following encounter because of immunological memory (Vaccinations; WebMD). Immunological memory is a job or action of the adaptive immune system. There are many reasons people choose to get their immunization shot. But one of the best reasons to get vaccinated is to protect yourself and to protect the people around you.
Even if you may have received a vaccine as a child, you need to make sure you research on the type of immunization you have received, or ask questions and determine whether you need a booster shot or not, and if so how often. Some vaccines have need of a booster if you want to remain protected.
Getting your immunization vaccines also help protect your kids, especially babies and young children that are not allowed to get their vaccines (Vaccinations; WebMD). Although some vaccines are contraindicated during pregnancy, other vaccines like whooping cough vaccines are recommended for pregnant women and people who have contact with young babies. The flu vaccine is also recommended during pregnancy or people around babies and small children (Vaccinations; WebMD). There’s no flu vaccine licensed for infants younger than 6 months old.
Although there may be some vaccines that are recommended for children, some specific vaccines are precisely for adults (Vaccinations; WebMD). For example, the shingles vaccine is strictly for adults. Shingles (also known as herpes zoster or zoster) comes from a reactivation of the chickenpox virus. Shingles can cause a severe and painful skin rash on adults that have had the chicken pox and the older they get, the higher the risk (Vaccinations; WebMD). Therefore, the vaccine is suggested for

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