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Immunization: You Call the Shots
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General Recommendations
on Immunization
 
 Objectives
 Antigens & Antibodies
 Active & Passive Immunity
 Types of Vaccines
 General Rules
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Antigens & Antibodies
A graphic outline of the human body that shows the various tissues and organs of the immune system including:  tonsils and adenoids, lymph nodes, lymphatic vessels, thymus, spleen, Peyer's patches, appendix, and bone marrow
Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The immune system is a
complex system of organs
and infection-fighting cells
that work to protect the
body against disease. To
understand how vaccines
work, you need to know
how the immune system
learns to recognize and
eliminate microorganisms
that cause infectious
diseases.

The Immune System
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