There are two major categories of vaccines.
- The first category of vaccine is made from live viruses that have been “attenuated” or weakened so that they usually do not cause the disease (Table 2). In some cases, the vaccine itself does cause the disease. Usually, the disease caused by the vaccine is milder than the natural disease.
- The second category of vaccine, inactivated vaccine, is produced by growing the bacterium or virus in culture and then inactivating it (killing it) by using heat or chemicals (Table 3). These vaccines cannot cause the disease but allow the body to develop immunity. While these vaccines are safer, they do not produce protection as good as that from the live vaccines. These vaccines require multiple doses and often require periodic supplementation.
|Table 2: Live attenuated vaccines|
|Table 3: Inactivated (killed) vaccines|
Haemophilus influenza type b
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