Types of vaccine part 31

Conjugate subunit vaccines

Conjugate subunit vaccines also create a response against the molecules in the pathogen’s capsule. In comparison to plain polysaccharide vaccines, they benefit from a technology that binds the polysaccharide to a carrier protein that can induce a long-term protective response even in infants.

Various protein carriers are used for conjugation, including diptheria and tetanus toxoid. Conjugate subunit vaccines, can therefore prevent common bacterial infections for which plain polysaccharide vaccines are either ineffective in those most at risk (infants) or provide only short-term protection (everyone else).

The advent of conjugate subunit vaccines heralded a new age for immunization against disease caused by encapsulated organisms such as meningococcus, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and pneumococcus.

WHO recommends that children receive Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)and pneumococcal conjugate vaccines. In addition, the meningococcal A vaccine introduced in Africa is also a conjugated subunit vaccine.

About azaleaazelia

A nice person... :)
This entry was posted in Tak Berkategori. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s