Lymphatic System

Specific Defenses

What are some diseases which are preventable by vaccination?

Many diseases, such as polio and smallpox, have been eradicated due to vaccination programs. Other diseases, both bacterial and viral, which are preventable by vaccination include:

  • Anthrax

  • Bacterial meningitis

  • Chickenpox

  • Cholera

  • Diphtheria

  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)

  • Hepatitis A

  • Hepatitis B

  • Influenza

  • Measles

  • Mumps

  • Pertussis (whooping cough)

  • Pneumococcal pneumonia

  • Polio

  • Rabies

  • Rubella (German measles)

  • Tetanus

  • Yellow fever


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