Definitions for "Immunizations"
Inoculations with vaccines to establish resistance to specific infectious diseases. View Optima Healthâ€(tm)s Immunization schedule.
Vaccinations given to help persons form antibodies to common diseases in order to prevent illness.
There are two types of acquired immunizations; Active immunization: naturally acquired during an infectious disease or artificially by vaccination with dead or living organisms. Passive immunization: can be naturally acquired during when maternal antibodies are passed to the child via placenta, in the milk or artificially by administering immune sera containing antibodies obtained from animals or humans.
Immunizations and injections that are recommended by guidelines published by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the U.S. Public Health Service or the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
Immunizations are natural immunity or induced immunity given by injections.