“The process of introducing a microorganism or suspension of microorganism into a culture medium. The medium may be (1) a solution of nutrients required by the organism or a solution of nutrients plus agar; (2) a cell suspension (tissue culture); (3) embryonated egg culture; or (4) animals, for example, rat, mouse, guinea pig, hamster, monkey, birds, or human being. When animals are used, the purpose usually is the activation of the immunological defenses against the organism. This is a form of vaccination, and quite often the two terms are used interchangeably. Both constitute a means of producing an artificial but active immunity against specific organisms, although the length of time given by such protection may vary widely with different organisms.”
There is also another way to look at and define this controversial issue offered by Craig Stellpflug, in his article for NaturalNews.com, Myth Busted: Vaccinations are not Immunizations. He explains that “In vaccines, an antigen is injected into the body to produce a reaction and the immune system responds in the form of antibodies, but antibody presence does not confer immunity.” Stellpflug also states that, “Vaccines should never be called immunizations because that is a misnomer. Immunity and vaccinations are two different subjects altogether.”
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Those readers wishing to delve deeper into this subject will be rewarded by reading the related article below “The Vaccination Debate” by Dr Randy Baker. (MD).
- Myth busted: Vaccinations are not immunizations (tgrule.com)
- 2011 Study: Disease comparison between vaccinated and unvaccinated children. (throughthepuzzle.com)
- The Vaccination Debate (drrandybaker.com)
- Doctors’ irrational fear of the unvaccinated (yayacanada.blogspot.com)
- The Healthiest Children In The Future Will Be Unvaccinated (deretornoacasa.wordpress.com)