Why live versus dead H1N1 vaccine?

Sharon - posted on 10/09/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I can't find anything on this. Anyone else seen it?



I believe the dead virus is better and safer - so why make a partial live virus at all?

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You get a better immune response with a live virus (in most people). I think it is also more likely to produce broader immunity, in that if the flu mutates some late in the reason, you'll still be protected. There are pros and cons to both.

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Sharon - posted on 10/09/2009

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ah thank you! LOL I sent you a PM in case you wouldn't see this here..

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