What is immunization?

  • (noun): The act of making immune (especially by inoculation).
    Synonyms: immunisation


Immunization, or immunisation, is the process by which an individual's immune system becomes fortified against an agent (known as the immunogen).

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Some articles on immunization:

Jean Marie Okwo Bele - Career
1989, Jean Marie Okwo-Bele served as an Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) Manager, within the EPI-Combatting Child Communicable Diseases division of the ... UNICEF, where he held the position of Chief of Immunization Activities, at the UNICEF Headquarters in New York City ... to WHO in 2004 to serve as the new Director of the Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals, at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland ...
Active Immunization
... Active immunization is the induction of immunity after exposure to an antigen ... Active immunization can occur naturally when a microbe or other antigen is received by a person who has not yet come into contact with the microbe and has no pre-made ... Artificial active immunization is where the microbe is injected into the person before they are able to take it in naturally ...
Expanded Program On Immunization (Philippines) - Routine Schedule of Immunization
... Every Wednesday is designated as immunization day and is adopted in all parts of the country ... Immunization is done monthly in barangay health stations, quarterly in remote areas of the country ...
Passive and Active Immunisation - Passive Immunization
... Passive immunization is where pre-synthesized elements of the immune system are transferred to a person so that the body does not need to produce these elements itself ... Currently, antibodies can be used for passive immunization ... This method of immunization begins to work very quickly, but it is short lasting, because the antibodies are naturally broken down, and if there are no B cells to produce more antibodies, they ...