Vaccines: Whole Organism
Published Online: 19 APR 2001
Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. All rights reserved.
How to Cite
Dougan, G. 2001. Vaccines: Whole Organism. eLS. .
- Published Online: 19 APR 2001
Vaccines are designed to protect people or animals against the clinical symptoms associated with infection by particular pathogenic agents. They are composed of antigens, derived from pathogens, that can be presented to the immune system in order to induce a protective immune response.
- Immune response;
- protective antigens;
- whooping cough