Active Immunity

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There are two different types of immunity, passive and active. Passive immunity is when a person is transferred those antibodies from one person to another. This usually happens during child birth from mother to fetus or by nursing the infant. A great example of passive immunity would be receiving the rabies vaccine after a dog bite and you are unsure if the dog does have rabies. Another one would be the Hepatitis A vaccine, usually required when traveling overseas Active immunity is an acquired immunity which develops after a patient is given the antigen via a immunization. There are advantages to active immunity; duration of the immunity and the types of protection they provide. There are also disadvantages which are, there is a time
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