Vaccine

A vaccine is a biological preparation that improves immunity to a particular disease. A vaccine typically contains an agent that resembles a disease-causing microorganism, and is often made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe. The agent stimulates the body's immune system to recognize the agent as foreign, destroy it, and "remember" it, so that the immune system can more easily recognize and destroy any of these microorganisms that it later encounters.
What are Vaccines?

There are several diseases like Diphtheria, whooping cough (pertussis), measles, mumps, Yellow fever, small pox and German measles (rubella) that are unfamiliar to many these days.

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Giving COVID-19 vaccine priority to older people will save more lives, shows study

Giving COVID-19 vaccine priority to older people will save more lives, shows study

FDA to finalize the issuance of emergency use authorization for vaccine distribution

FDA to finalize the issuance of emergency use authorization for vaccine distribution

FDA undertakes new action in its ongoing response effort to COVID-19 pandemic

FDA undertakes new action in its ongoing response effort to COVID-19 pandemic

KHN’S ‘What the health?’:Staffing up at HHS

KHN’S ‘What the health?’:Staffing up at HHS

Neanderthal-derived protein may protect against COVID-19 susceptibility and severity

Neanderthal-derived protein may protect against COVID-19 susceptibility and severity

South African SARS-CoV-2 variant partly resistant to neutralization by mRNA vaccine, says study

South African SARS-CoV-2 variant partly resistant to neutralization by mRNA vaccine, says study

Repurposed drugs show antiviral SARS-CoV-2 E channel blocking activity, finds study

Repurposed drugs show antiviral SARS-CoV-2 E channel blocking activity, finds study

Researchers develop new tool for predicting the effects of SARS-CoV-2 missense variants

Researchers develop new tool for predicting the effects of SARS-CoV-2 missense variants

Why Astrazeneca and J&J’s vaccines, in use the world over, are still on hold in America

Why Astrazeneca and J&J’s vaccines, in use the world over, are still on hold in America

Single dose of Pfizer BioNTech vaccine can reduce asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infections

Single dose of Pfizer BioNTech vaccine can reduce asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infections

Is one dose of Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA vaccine for COVID-19 convalescents sufficient?

Is one dose of Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA vaccine for COVID-19 convalescents sufficient?

Biden’s straight-talking CDC director has long used data to save lives

Biden’s straight-talking CDC director has long used data to save lives

As Covid surged, vaccines came too late for at least 400 medical workers

As Covid surged, vaccines came too late for at least 400 medical workers

Researchers propose new mechanism to promote access to COVID-19 vaccines

Researchers propose new mechanism to promote access to COVID-19 vaccines

FDA allows flexible storage and transportation conditions for Pfizer-Biontech COVID-19 vaccine

FDA allows flexible storage and transportation conditions for Pfizer-Biontech COVID-19 vaccine

Researchers examine effectiveness of Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19

Researchers examine effectiveness of Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19

Study pinpoints potential transmission advantage of SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.7

Study pinpoints potential transmission advantage of SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.7

Study: Majority of COVID-19 hospitalizations attributable to four pre-existing conditions

Study: Majority of COVID-19 hospitalizations attributable to four pre-existing conditions

Have a case of a Covid variant? No one is going to tell you

Have a case of a Covid variant? No one is going to tell you

SNX-5422 could make an effective COVID-19 prophylactic, says study

SNX-5422 could make an effective COVID-19 prophylactic, says study