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Web Resources for Immunisation
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Pubmed on Immunisation
RCT with Immunisation
Systematic reviews of Immunisation
Immunisation in N Eng J Med, Lancet, JAMA, BMJ
Immunisation in Cochrane Collaboration
TRIP Database on Immunisation
Google Scholar on Immunisation
Bandolier on Immunisation
UK Guidance
NHS Evidence on Immunisation
Nice Guidance on Immunisation
Centre for Reviews and Dissemination databases -DARE & NHS EED (evaluates reliability of research)
SNOMED search
NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries on Immunisation
Other Wikis
Wikipedia on Immunisation (Less technical, ? quality control)

Immunisation is any process that provides an individual with immunity to a pathogen. This may be achieved through natural infection or through vaccination. It can also be achieved by giving the individual immunoglobulin containing antibodies to the pathogen.

Active immunisation may give individuals "immune memory", meaning that their immune system is "primed", and able rapidly to generate antibodies if the same antigens are encountered in the future; or it may generate antibodies without generating immune memory. Many simple polysaccharide vaccines do not generate immune memory (and may only generate humoral immunity. In contrast, most live organism vaccines and conjugate vaccines generally do generate immune memory, and sometimes also cell-mediated immunity.

There is a wealth of information on vaccination and immunisation on Ganfyd - see the Vaccination category for a list of related pages.