What is the difference between vaccines and medicine?

The basic difference between a vaccine and medication is that- a vaccine is prevention that you take once, and the medicine is a treatment that you have to take periodically.

Vaccine: It is the product that stimulates a person’s immune system to produce immunity to a specific disease, protecting the person from that disease.

Examples of specific diseases in which vaccines are used polio, measles, mumps, and tetanus.

Medicine: It is a chemical, herbal, or biological product used to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent disease.

Examples of diseases in which we use medicines are cough, fever, jaundice, and anaemia.


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Updated on: 26-Apr-2023


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