Attenuated Vaccination

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There are many different types of vaccines developed in order to protect people, and children of all ages. Some of the more common types include the flu vaccination, DTap, IPV, Hib, and others including Td, rotavirus, MMR, varicella, pneumococcal conjugate, and meningococcal conjugate. These vaccinations are classified as either a killed vaccination, a toxoid, a conjugate, or an attenuated vaccination. A killed vaccination is an inactive vaccine in which only is used in a few vaccinations, one being an IPV. A toxoid vaccination contains an inactive toxin received from bacteria. Examples of a toxoid vaccination include diphtheria and tetanus. The conjugate vaccination includes a mix of protein and bacteria. An example of this vaccination is Hib. The last type of vaccination is an attenuated vaccination. Attenuated vaccinations are live viruses that are used to prevent diseases such as measles, mumps, and rubella. ( citation #1 pg 1)…show more content…
The flu vaccine is the most common vaccination, most likely because it changes every year and can be spread so easily. DTap (Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis) is designed to help develop immunity for children who are 7 or younger. These diseases can be very harmful, so the less likely one is to develop one of these illnesses, the better. Most people should get the IPV vaccine, which was developed in 1955, due to the many different cases of polio. Children should receive four different doses of this vaccine throughout their life. Once when they are 2 months old, another dose at 4 months, one at 6-18 months, then another dose once they are 4-6 years old, typically before one starts kindergarten. Also, when children are born, they already have antibiotics in their body. However, these antibiotics are only temporary making the need for vaccination that much more
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