What is the difference between seasonal flu vaccine and swine flu vaccine?

Answer In the US, they are made exactly the same with all the same ingredients, except the seasonal flu vaccine contains a combination of three dead or weakened strains of influenza that are common season... Read More »

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What is the difference between live vaccine and dead vaccine?

"Live" vaccines contain weakened samples of the pathogen to be immunized against which are chemically treated to make them unable to make you sick, but will still cause an immune response to create... Read More »

What is in a vaccine that makes the vaccine effective?

Pieces (or synthetic pieces) of the disease causing organism called antigens that can be recognized by the immune system as something that does not belong in the body. This prompts the immune syste... Read More »

What is in a vaccine that makes a vaccine effective?

A vaccine is basically made of a small amount of the disease-causing organism, either inert/inactive/in pieces or alive but attenuated (weakened so it can not make you sick), which is mixed in a li... Read More »

What type of vaccine is polio vaccine?

It is a oral vaccine . The previous name was polio vaccine licensed in 1955 and was used extensively from that time until the early 1960s. In 1961, the oral vaccine was licensed.