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Most effective method is to create a highly
Universal vaccine is the goal.
Vaccines carry risk – but risks of disease
are much greater.
are Mechanism of Action
1. Dead or attenuated vaccines---cholera, typhoid
fever, pertussis, rabies, hepatitis B, influenza,
2. Attenuated live vaccines---measles, mumps,
varicella, rubella (MMR)
3. Toxoids---are toxins that have been altered to
inactivate their toxicity but are still able to induce
the formation of antibodies
4. Recombinant– partial organisms generated in
the laboratory (Hepatitis B)
1. Vaccines are biological agents used to stimulate the immune
system for the purpose of disease prevention.
2. Vaccines are antigens and not antibodies.
3. Vaccines are classified as live, attenuated (weakened), or toxiod.
4. Toxiods have been chemically modified to remove its harmful
nature but is still able t...
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- Spring '14