the act of making immune (especially by inoculation)
The process by which an individual is exposed to a material that is designed to prime his or her immune system against that material.
Immunization against influenza is important for all child-care workers.
One such exposure.
The first immunization a baby gets is against HBV.
Immunization, or immunisation, is the process by which an individual's immune system becomes fortified against an agent. When this system is exposed to molecules that are foreign to the body, called non-self, it will orchestrate an immune response, and it will also develop the ability to quickly respond to a subsequent encounter because of immunological memory. This is a function of the adaptive immune system. Therefore, by exposing an animal to an immunogen in a controlled way, its body can learn to protect itself: this is called active immunization. The most important elements of the immune system that are improved by immunization are the T cells, B cells, and the antibodies B cells produce. Memory B cell and memory T cells are responsible for a swift response to a second encounter with a foreign molecule. Passive immunization is when these elements are introduced directly into the body, instead of when the body itself has to make these elements. Immunization is done through various techniques, most commonly vaccination. Vaccines against microorganisms that cause diseases can prepare the body's immune system, thus helping to fight or prevent an infection. The fact that mutations can cause cancer cells to produce proteins or other molecules that are unknown to the body forms the theoretical basis for therapeutic cancer vaccines. Other molecules can be used for immunization as well, for example in experimental vaccines against nicotine or the hormone ghrelin in experiments to create an obesity vaccine.
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Deliberate stimulation of the host's immune response. ACTIVE IMMUNIZATION involves administration of ANTIGENS or IMMUNOLOGIC ADJUVANTS. PASSIVE IMMUNIZATION involves administration of IMMUNE SERA or LYMPHOCYTES or their extracts (e.g., transfer factor, immune RNA) or transplantation of immunocompetent cell producing tissue (thymus or bone marrow).
The numerical value of Immunization in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Immunization in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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We're not reaching sufficient immunization rates and we want to reach the rates necessary to protect the public from those diseases.
It's a neat cheat for patients, nurses, physicians, everyone to refer to, as time has gone on, adult immunization has got more complicated as we have more vaccines for adults.
And interestingly, it’s Mississippi, last in so many things, that is first in immunization rates, because that state does not allow either personal belief or religious exemptions.
If the family forgot about a move, or a health care provider, the study would not be able to capture the data, also, if the family has lost their immunization record, the new provider would not have a record.
Generally, in the developing world, people welcome the vaccines, the vaccine hesitancy, concern among the elite ... this is not a major issue in immunization against measles, because people have seen devastation from the outbreaks.
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