What is the difference between antibiotics and vaccines?

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Here is the answer to your question,

In case of antibiotics products of one microorganism acts upon the other microorganism
The agent can be a suspension of killed or attenuated microbes, or a substance that mimics the disease-causing microbes. This is known as a vaccine.
Has nothing to do with the immunity, antibiotics directly acts upon the disease causing microorganism
Vaccines stimulates the immune system

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>Vaccines act against most micro organism, whereas antibiotics act against bacteria.
> Vaccines usually have a specific single type of microbe, whereas antibiotics would act against a multitude of species.
>Vaccines are provided before the manifestation of the infection, but antibiotics are given mostly after.
>Vaccines enhance the natural immunity, and antibiotics cause destruction of the biochemistry of the organism.

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