Immunizations – general overview

Alternative Names

Vaccinations; Immunizations – safety; How immunizations work

Definition of Immunizations – general overview

Immunization (vaccination) is a way to trigger your immune system and prevent serious, life-threatening diseases.


Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 11/2/2009

Hepatitis A immunization (vaccine)

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