The process by which a person is artificially given protection against disease by being given a vaccine or antibodies. These vaccines are manufactured either from the killed germ, or from the toxin, or using parts of the germ either as component vaccines or as conjugate vaccines.
A method of increasing patient's defence against infection. Incompetent Valve. Any valve which does not close tight and leaks blood back in the wrong direction. Also called valvular insufficiency.
To make an animal resistant (immune) to a disease by taking a vaccine.
the process of causing immunity by injecting antibodies or provoking the body to make its own antibodies against a certain micro-organism [Go to source
This is the process of becoming immune to a disease through being given a vaccine.
Natural immunity provided by antibodies or induced immunity via inoculations.
The process protecting an animal against a certain disease by creating an immunity with a vaccination. Immunity from vaccination only lasts for a limited amount of time and usually must be repeated annually.
Immunisation is a method of protecting against disease or infection by introducing disease-germs or their poisons into the body to stimulate the bodyâ€™s immune system to become sensitive to the threat and to quickly produce special proteins that will fight it.
the act of making immune (especially by inoculation)
a good idea for people travelling to places where the disease is common, or to places where hygiene standards are poor
Vaccinations are given to prevent certain diseases, by strengthening the immune system.
medication giving protection against disease, usually by innoculation (injection with a mild or inactivated form of a disease in order to introduce immunity against that disease).
Protection of susceptible individuals from communicable disease by administration of a living modified agent, a suspension of killed organisms or an inactivated toxin (see vaccine). Temporary passive immunisation can be produced by administration of an antibody in the form of immune globulin in some conditions
Immunisations or vaccinations prepare our bodies to fight off disease by stimulating the immune system, our natural defence mechanism. A healthy immune system can recognise invading bacteria or viruses and produce antibodies to destroy or disable them.
The process by which the body develops the capacity to combat a specific infection. Immunisation can be induced by introducing vaccines into the body. This is more correctly called vaccination or inoculation, but the word immunisation is used to mean the same thing.
The acquisition of natural immunity or immunity due to vaccination (active immunisation) or by the injection of immunoglobulins (passive immunisation).
The process of bringing about immunity to a particular infective agent (such as a bacterium or virus) by giving a vaccine. [The terms vaccination and immunisation are not exactly the same; vaccination is the process of giving a vaccine, while immunisation is the process of both giving a vaccine and the body developing an immune response as a result of the vaccine.
The production of immunity to infectious disease artificially by introducing specific antigens (dead or weakened microorganisms) into the body. The body produces antibodies in response to the antigens, giving protection from that disease.
this is usually given by an injection to build up the body's defences against such things as flu (also sometimes called a vaccination).
The process or procedure by which a subject (person, animal, or plant) is rendered 'immune', or resistant to a specific disease. This term is often used interchangeably with vaccination or inoculation, although the act of inoculation does not always result in immunity.