Vaccination And Preventative Health Care

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Preventative health services are those services offered by heath care providers aimed at finding the potential health problems before an individuals or the population feel sick, (Szilagyi et al., 2000). It includes immunizations, prescriptions, physical examinations and laboratory tests. After determining the chances of a disease outbreak, vaccination is taken into account to prevent the outbreak (Richman, Grossman, Sloan & Chepke, n.d.). Vaccination is the administration of antigenic materials commonly referred to as a vaccine to stimulate a person’s immune system to develop strong immunity to a pathogen, organisms causing diseases. Vaccines can either ameliorate or prevent morbidity from infection (Richman, Grossman, Sloan & Chepke, n.d.).

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