Inactivated Whole Agent Vaccine

∞ generated and posted on 2016.03.20 ∞

Substance capable of inducing artificially acquired active immunity that consists of an infectious entity that is somewhat immunologically intact but nonetheless has been killed.

An Inactivated Whole Agent Vaccine is a germ that has been killed in such a way that not only won't it make you sick but it can protect you from becoming sick.

Equivalently, see whole-killed vaccine. See also simply vaccine and vaccination.

Contrast with attenuated whole agent vaccine/live-attenuated vaccine as well as subunit vaccine and recombinant vaccine.