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Apr 16, 2020

Active and passive immunity, vaccine types, excipients and licensing

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Fyodor R…


Abstract Immunity is the state of protection against infectious disease conferred either through an immune response generated by immunization or previous infection or by other non-immunological factors. This article reviews active and passive immunity and the differences between them: it also describes the four different commercially available vaccine types (live attenuated, killed/inactivated, subunit and toxoid): it also looks at how these different vaccines generate an adaptive immune response.

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