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[ vaksˈiːn], [ vaksˈiːn], [ v_a_k_s_ˈiː_n]

A vaccine is a biological preparation that provides immunity to a particular infectious disease. It is a critical tool in disease prevention globally. Some synonyms for 'vaccine' include 'immunisation,' 'inoculation,' 'antiserum,' 'serum,' 'shot,' 'jab,' 'immunogen,' 'vaccination,' and 'preventive.' All of these words refer to the process of introducing a weakened or dead organism or its products into the body, thereby stimulating the immune system to produce antibodies against it. Vaccines have proven to be a major breakthrough in modern medicine, saving millions of lives and preventing the spread of many infectious diseases. The development of vaccines remains crucial in the fight against new and emerging diseases.

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The history of vaccines can be traced back to Asia over 5000 years ago. The Chinese were reportedly the first to discover that smallpox could be prevented by inoculation with the virus. This and other findings were written down and eventually passed down to European scholars in the 1600s. It was not until the late 1700s that inoculation with cowpox was successfully used to prevent smallpox. Vaccines became an important tool in the prevention and control of disease in the early 1800s. In 1881, the first vaccine was created against polio.

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