Dog and Cat Vaccinations at Harbor Pines Veterinary Center (Up to 59% Off). Five Options Available.

Harbor City

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Choose from Five Options

  • $75 for a feline vaccination package ($155 total value)
  • $89 for the above feline vaccination package ($155 value) with a FeLV/FIV test ($64 value; $219 total value)
  • $79 for a canine vaccination package ($160 total value)
  • $89 for the above canine vaccination package ($160 value) with a heartworm test ($55 value; $215 total value)
  • $199 for a canine and feline vaccination test ($454 total value)
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Vaccines: Microscopic Sheep in Wolves’ Clothing

This deal includes several necessary shots. Follow along for Groupon’s look at how vaccines are made and how they work.

A vaccination is like a mock battle for the body’s immune system. Vaccines are made from altered forms of the same microorganisms that cause diseases such as measles or rabies, and when the doctor injects them, the body quickly learns how to defend itself from the invading virus or bacteria. That way, if it ever encounters the same pathogen in the real world, it will know just what to do to fight the disease off.

This is possible because of how the body manufactures its own weapons, known as antibodies. When a white blood cell recognizes a foreign agent, it custom-tailors a special protein to lock onto the pathogen and neutralize it so it can eventually be flushed out of the body. This kicks a second process into gear: the creation of memory cells, whose sole purpose is to wait around until they need to create those same antibodies again.

Scientists produce these impostor pathogens in several ways. Some are live organisms that have had their reproductive functions handicapped. Others are chemically killed before being introduced into the body, while others still extract only the superficial features of a pathogen, such as a protein or sugar that lies on its surface and can trick the body into thinking it’s encountering the entire organism.

If You Don’t Have Smallpox, Thank a Cow

Vaccine comes from the Latin word vacca, meaning “cow.” That etymology encapsulates the history of vaccines. In the late 18th century, English physician Edward Jenner started paying attention to the folk wisdom that milkmaids never got the oft-deadly disease smallpox. He suspected that they were contracting the closely related but milder cowpox, which then granted immunity to both diseases. While similar phenomena had been observed in many different times and places, it was Jenner’s experimentation and standardization that turned vaccines into a cornerstone of preventive medicine.

In a Nutshell

Vaccination packages, testing, and physical exams for cats or dogs

The Fine Print

Expires 180 days after purchase. Limit 4 per person, may buy 10 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Appointment required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Must sign waiver. Limit 1 per pet. Limit 2 per household. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • Harbor City (978.8 miles)

    26640 Western Ave.

    Suite C

    Harbor City, California 90710

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