What is a therapeutic vaccine? A therapeutic vaccine is a type of immunization that uses antigens to stimulate the immune system to produce antibodies against specific bacteria or viruses. They are different than traditional vaccines in that they do not include infectious material and can be used for both prevention and treatment.
Therapeutic vaccines have been used for over a century to prevent infection from what were once deadly diseases. One example of this is the rabies vaccine, which has helped stop what was an otherwise fatal disease in those who are bitten by animals that carry it without any need for treatment or hospitalization.
Are they bad?
Therapeutic vaccines are not bad; what is important to remember about them is that they require a medical professional as there can be unforeseen side effects. Also, while they can help with certain diseases, it does not prevent all types of infections like a traditional vaccine.
Ask your doctor for a list of the recommended vaccines and when we are supposed to get them. It is very important to stay up to date.