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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.