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Difference Between Vaccination And Immunization

The main difference between Vaccination And Immunization is that a vaccine is given to people to create immunity to that disease. For example, before polio vaccination, the child is immunodeficient and at high risk of contracting the disease so vaccination creates resistance (immunity) to the disease.

Difference Between Vaccination And Immunization

What is Vaccination?

A Vaccination is usually a needle containing a small amount of a disease or virus. The strain has been modified to prevent you from getting infected while still allowing your body to learn how to recognize the infection.

This stress is then absorbed into your body and the body learns how to produce specific antibodies that will fight it. By doing this, your body quickly learns to adapt and deal with any potential infection.

What is Immunization?

Immunization is a long process that includes the vaccination regimen and recovery period that make you immune to the disease.

Unlike vaccination, which generally refers to an individual system of vaccination, vaccination usually refers to vaccinating the population as a whole and then vaccinating against a disease.

Difference Between Vaccination And Immunization

Vaccination Immunization
The process involves using vaccines to trigger an immune response to protect against infections/diseases. The process of making one resistant to an infectious disease usually through vaccination.
It is usually injected or administered orally It is not administered in any way. The body develops  resistance from vaccines.
Imovax Rabies is the trade name for rabies vaccine The body builds up immunity through this vaccine for the disease rabies.
Vaccination does not guarantee complete resistance to a disease Complete immunity occurs when the person fully recovers from the disease.
Usually, if mutation happens to microbes, it might render the vaccine ineffective (this is the reason why common cold has no vaccine) Similarly, variations of a disease impact the body’s ability to generate an immune response.

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