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Immunology is the study of how the body protects itself against infectious diseases caused by microorganisms  and how our immune system works to keep us healthy. The human body is made up of cells, tissues, and organs that work in tandem with the lymphatic system to attack, contain, and remove invading microorganisms out of the body. Lymph nodes are found throughout the body, including the side of the neck, behind the knees, in the armpits, and groin. If your lymph nodes (glands) are swollen, it's likely that your immune system is hard at work. 

Vaccinations work with the immune system and ensures the body is prepared to fight off serious illnesses that the immune system might not be able to accomplish on its own. 

For more information on immunology services available, contact (315) 714-3170.