noun, plural: conjugate vaccines
Some antigens are poor immunogens, thus, these antigens are made to conjugate with a protein carrier. An example of this type of vaccine is the Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine for infants and young children against pneumococcal disease caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae.
See also: immunogenicity
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sorta. partial toxin vaccines are don't want to cause harm to the human which the toxin would if it was fully ... just put the capsid protein in a needle and inject it. it requires things called conjugates so sometimes subunit vaccines are called conjugate vaccines as well.
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