Immunizations are exposing the body via intramuscular injection to molecules that are strange to

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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…show more content…
For example, the yellow fever vaccination is essential when you travel to parts of sub-Saharan Africa and tropical South America (Vaccinations; WebMD). Another important factor in getting vaccinated is if you work in the health care profession. People who work in the health care profession are exposed to all sorts of potential infections, including blood and bodily fluids. Most health care facilities require you to have not only a complete vaccination series and evidence of immunity, but also to get annual influenza vaccination (Vaccinations; WebMD). This includes the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), and hepatitis B. The hepatitis B vaccine is highly recommended; especially if you’re sexually active with a number of partners. Hepatitis B can be transmitted from person to person through contact with blood, semen, and vaginal fluid (Tuberculosis, MedicineNet). Everyone needs a flu vaccine once every year. Because of how often the strains of influenza are changing, newer vaccines have been developed (Vaccinations; WebMD). Every year’s vaccination is adjusted and made to protect against any strains of influenza that are anticipated. The FDA has also approved of new vaccinations. Some vaccinations recommended for adults are fairly new, like the shingles vaccine and the HPV (Vaccinations; WebMD). I participated in a clinic on October 18th from 8am to 5pm in Long Beach. As a whole group we checked on TB tests that were on firemen and other first response groups. I was

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