Anthrax vaccine

1880-1881

Anthrax vaccine

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Jean Joseph Henri Toussaint, Louis Pasteur immunology

Anthrax vaccine

Devastation

Economic incentive

Today, live attenuated vaccines and dead inactivated vaccines compete, whether they are viral or bacterial. A live vaccine is cheaper and results in a more durable immunity, but is riskier; a dead vaccine is safer but requires multiple doses or boosters.

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