Vaccination cuts reliance on antibiotics: Experts

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Vaccines play an important role in the fight against germs which have become resistant to medicine.

Antimicrobial resistance is the process of micro-organisms - bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites - changing when they are exposed to antimicrobial drugs such as antibiotics, antifungals and antivirals.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 24, 2019, with the headline Vaccination cuts reliance on antibiotics: Experts. Subscribe