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The Adaptive Immune Response Is a Specific Defense Against Infection

Describe the rationale for vaccines as a form of preventive medicine.

Summary Introduction

To explain: The reasons for which vaccines are used as a form of preventive medicine.

Introduction: The immune system of the body protects the body against harmful foreign particles. The B-cells are involved in the formation of two types of cells: plasma cells, which activate and proliferate antibodies and memory cells, which retain the memory of exposed antigens.

Explanation of Solution

The vaccine is a biological preparation that boosts the immune system by activating the memory cells of the body. In general, the vaccine contains either attenuated or heat-killed preparation of the same pathogenic organism. The vaccine can be provided orally or can be injected in the body.

The immune system triggers the primary response during the first exposure to antigen...

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