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How Vaccines Work

How Vaccines Work

We all know that vaccines work wonders–they prevent deadly dangerous diseases from germs, bacteria, and viruses. For sure, your trusted pharmacy in Brownsville, Texas carries many types of vaccines to help you protect yourself, your family, and your community from viral infection.

But how does vaccination really work? How does a regular flu shot prevent you from getting sick?

Vaccines carry antigens that train the immune system to recognize and fight pathogens, or the bad bacteria and viruses, that infect the body. When antigens are introduced into the body, it recognizes them as hostile invaders and produces antibodies against them. However, these antigens do not have serious side effects and do not give you the disease it is meant to protect you against.

When individuals from a community get vaccinated together, this results in herd immunity and protects the entire population, and outbreaks of diseases can be prevented or slowed down. That’s why the COVID-19 vaccine is crucial these days.

As front liners and healthcare providers during the global pandemic, pharmacists in Alamo Pharmacy advocate and administer immunizations as preventive aspects of pharmaceutical care in Texas.

To learn and understand more about vaccines and other medical supplies and services, visit our store now and we’d be happy to answer your questions.

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