Attenuated Whole Agent Vaccine

∞ generated and posted on 2016.01.15 ∞

Microorganism variant displaying reduced replication competence that is administered to stimulate protective immune responses against that microorganism.

An attenuated whole agent vaccine is a living germ that is broken in such a way that not only won't it make you sick but it can protect you from becoming sick.

Equivalently, see . See also simply vaccine and vaccination.

Contrast with inactivated whole agent vaccine/ as well as subunit vaccine and recombinant vaccine.