vaccines and disease

Discussion: Unit 5, Due Wednesday by 11:59 pm CT
Vaccines and Disease
Instructions:
Instructions:

Unit 5 focused on the respiratory and lymphatic systems.  As a primary portal of entry to the body, the respiratory system in frequently in contact with a variety of pathogens.  Luckily, we have options available for preventative measures for the various diseases in the form of vaccines. The purpose of a vaccine is to elicit a primary immune response to form memory cells and provide protection against the disease, but the person does not become ill from the vaccine.

The goal of this discussion is to have you select one vaccine preventable disease and discuss the type of vaccine utilized for disease prevention. Your post must contain the following information:

The vaccine preventable disease you selected
The pathogen, portal of entry, and primary site of infection
Type of vaccine (attenuated, dead, toxoid)
Effectiveness of vaccine
Disease incidence since vaccine implementation
Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.  Enter your response by using the REPLY button below these instructions:

Estimated time to complete: 2 hours

This topic is valued at 20 points. Please review post and response expectations. Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets criteria (Read Me First Section of the Course).

Peer Response: Unit 5, Due Sunday by 11:59 pm CT
Vaccines and DIsease
Instructions:

For the second part of the Unit 5 discussion, you are to respond to one classmates initial post.  Enter your response by using the REPLY button at the bottom of your classmates post.

This week your response must include 2-3 sentences discussing incidence rate of the disease in the last decade, whether the disease increased or decreased in number, and what this trend may be attributed to.
When responding to classmates in ALL discussions you should:

acknowledge your classmate
provide comments that connect information within their post to content from the unit
ask open-ended questions to clarify information from their post or expand the conversation
To earn maximum points on ALL discussion boards (see rubric) you can also

note similarities and differences in posts (your own or those of classmates)
contribute additional information or ideas to clarify their post
make additional posts in reply to the peer responses you receive from your classmates
Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.

Estimated time to complete: 1 hour

Please review post and response expectations. Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets criteria (Read Me First Section of the Course).

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