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Vaccines are created by manufacturers and are given, usually by injection, to infer immunity on the receiving individual to a specific infectious disease. Vaccinations can be made from a killed form of a microorganism or from a live, modified, nonpathogenic microorganism. Common vaccines are made against diphtheria, tetanus, polio, measles, whooping cough (pertussis) and chicken pox. Vaccines have been responsible for the eradication of smallpox in the 1970s. Other infections diseases are slated for eradication via mass immunization in the next few decades.

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