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 +According to the [[Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]]'​s Vaccine Glossary, '''​active [[immunity]]'''​ is "the production of [[antibodies]] against a specific [[disease]] by the [[immune system]]. Active immunity can be acquired in two ways, either by contracting the disease or through [[vaccination]]. ​
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 +Active immunity is usually permanent, meaning an individual is protected from the disease for the duration of their lives."<​ref>​http://​www.cdc.gov/​vaccines/​about/​terms/​glossary.htm#​a</​ref>​
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 +==References==
 +<​references/>​
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 +[[Category:​Immune System]]
 +[[Category:​Medicine]]
  
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