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How does immunisation work?

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This answer looks at how immunisation works, focusing on the differences between active and passive immunisations, using an example.

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The key to immunisation is that an appropriate, protective immune response involving antibody occurs. The most common way to do this is to stimulate the immunisation recipient's own B cells (the antibody producing cells) that produce appropriate antibody. This can be done by vaccinating the individual with parts of the infectious agent (pathogen), a killed preparation of the pathogen, a living but non-pathogenic (attenuated) version of the infectious ...

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This answer looks at how immunisation works, focusing on the differences between active and passive immunisations, using an example.

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