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[vack-seen] a modified version of a germ or other substance related to a disease, usually given by injection (a shot). It is used to stimulate the immune system to resist that disease for a period of time, or even permanently. For instance, the HPV vaccines help prevent cancer by helping the body fight human papilloma virus (HPV), which can cause many types of cancer. Research continues into vaccines to help a person who has cancer, with recent progress in prostate cancer treatment.

Adults Need Vaccines, Too

... patients should receive the influenza vaccine at least two ... to increase the immune
response to the vaccination. ... Other important vaccines for adults. ...



... Syncope after vaccination is not a new problem with ... the number of reports
for this vaccine compared to ... rate seen for all other vaccines combined. ...


HPV Vaccines

... What is HPV? Can a vaccine help prevent HPV? Are the HPV vaccines safe?
Who should be vaccinated against HPV and when? ...


Vaccine treatment for prostate cancer

... Unlike traditional vaccines, which boost the body's immune system to prevent
infectious diseases, this vaccine boosts the immune system to get it to ...


The HPV vaccine: 3 shots of prevention

... yet this is precisely when the vaccine will be ... about safety; the HPV vaccines
are extremely ... the manufacturer, to require HPV vaccination for middle ...


Cancer vaccines

... Cancer vaccines cause the immune system to attack cells with one or more ...
has special cells for memory, it's hoped that the vaccine might continue ...


The HPV vaccine could do even more

... re-energized efforts to promote vaccination and reach ... explores underuse of
HPV vaccines, identifies key barriers to increasing vaccine uptake, and ...


Who should be vaccinated against HPV and when? ...

... It also recommended vaccination of males ages 13 through 21 ... about the use
of either HPV vaccine in males at ... for the use of HPV vaccines in males ...


Are the HPV vaccines safe?

... of all ages is recommended after any vaccination. Both HPV vaccines are still
being monitored for ... watch for potential new vaccine safety concerns ...


What are the benefits of the HPV vaccines?

... Next Topic. How much do the HPV vaccines cost? Are they covered by health
insurance plans? What are the benefits of the HPV vaccines? ...