ROLE OF VACCINES IN PREVENTION OF DISEASES: A REVIEW
ILO CAJETAN ELOCHUKWU, ONYEKA OKORO, PRINCE UNEKWE*, ERIC IRINMWINUWA
Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Nnewi- Campus, Nnew.
Afr. J Pharm Res Dev; Volume 12(1): 001-014 ; 2020
Vaccines have remained one of the enviable tools available to man in the emerging and re-emerging warfare with pathogens. Vaccines have proven to be effective in immunology and immuno-pharmacology because some diseases which affect human being can now be prevented. Strict adherence to vaccination schedule reduces morbidity and a nation with reduced morbidity and mortality can as well be free of some diseases. Ignorance and poor resources in some countries like Nigeria have continued to hamper the progress in vaccination. The warfare therefore remains a continuum.
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