Conjugate vaccines

A conjugate vaccine is made by conjugating (joining together by chemical bonds) an antigen from an infectious agent and a large ‘carrier’ protein. The combination makes the antigen more immunogenic than it would be on its own. An example is the Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine included in the pentavalent vaccine.

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