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Could Unvaccinated Children Get Less Asthma or Allergies? | Care2 Healthy Living

Could Unvaccinated Children Get Less Asthma or Allergies? | Care2 Healthy Living

What is vaccination? Vaccination is also referred to as inoculation , which, according to McGraw-Hill Science & Technology Encyclopedia , is defined as: “The process of introducing a microorganism or suspension of microorganism into a culture medium. The medium may be (1) a solution of nutrients required by the organism or a solution of nutrients plus agar; (2) a cell suspension (tissue culture); (3) embryonated egg culture; or (4) animals, for example, rat, mouse, guinea pig, hamster, monkey, birds, or human being. When animals are used, the purpose usually is the activation of the immunological defenses against the organism. This is a form of vaccination, and quite often the two terms are used interchangeably. Both constitute a means of producing an artificial but active immunity against specific organisms, although the length of time given by such protection may vary wi...

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