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Vaccines, Infectious Diseases and the Canine Immune System:

The Importance of Weighing the Risk to Benefit Ratio

Vaccines, both in human and animal medicine, have come under attack recently with critics blaming adverse reactions and long-term health disorders on their wide-spread and frequent use. However, most immunologists agree that the risks of disease far outweigh the risks associated with the process of vaccinating. Unfortunately, to those humans and pets who comprise the minority high-risk group for vaccine reactions, the advantages offered by vaccines are understandably overshadowed by fears of debilitating or even fatal adverse reactions.

The following article provides a brief overview of the canine immune system and the benefits which canine vaccines provide. Additionally, the controversy of vaccination is examined in relation to underlying health disorders or situations that may increase potential risk to adverse reactions.

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