The topic of vaccination is very acute. Fierce debate about whether vaccinations should be given, whether it is safe, do not subside. Doctors convince us that vaccination alone can protect us from deadly diseases.
In turn, opponents of vaccines give stories about the dire consequences of vaccines. Who is right? Is vaccination necessary? How dangerous is vaccination? And who really needs vaccinations?
What is vaccination for?
Vaccination is the introduction into the body of a weakened or killed pathogen. In response, the immune system produces antibodies to combat it. The next time this particular microorganism enters the human body, the immune system “remembers” it and immediately responds, preventing the development of the disease. Continue reading