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Robert E. Smith
An extremely important part of disease prevention is vaccination, which
improves the immune response to a particular disease. Vaccines save lives and prevent
deadly diseases that used to take millions of lives, especially the lives of infants.
Vaccines can be made from dead or inactive organisms or viruses. Vaccines can also
contain “live” attenuated viruses. The tetanus and diphtheria vaccines contain
inactivated toxic compounds. Children should be vaccinated against hepatitis B,
hepatitis A, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, Pneumococcus, measles, mumps,
rubella, rotavirus, human papilloma virus (HPV), Meningococcus, Orthomyxoviridae
(flu virus) and varicella (chicken pox).
(HPV), Chicken pox, Diphtheria, Flu virus, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B,
Human papilloma virus, Measles, Meningococcus, Mumps, Orthomyxoviridae,
Pertussis, Pneumococcus, Polio, Rotavirus, Rubella, Tetanus, Varicella,
Park University, Parkville, USA.