There’s no shortage of jargon when it comes to discuss issues around vaccination, so we’ve compiled a list explaining commonly terms to help demystify the subject.
The body’s system for protecting it against disease by identifying and killing pathogens.
A type of antigen capable of provoking an adapative immune respect if injected on its own.
The study of the immune system
A vaccine featuring virus particles which are grown in culture and then killed using a method such as heat or formaldehyde.
The number of new individuals who contract a disease during a particular period of time. (Not to be confused with prevalence.)