Immunization & vaccination

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Immunization is the process by which an individual's immune system becomes fortified against a specific pathogen or agent through vaccination. Vaccination is the administration of antigenic material (a vaccine) in order to stimulate an individual's immune system and to develop an adaptive immunity to a pathogen.

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