What is a vaccine adjuvant?

Vaccine adjuvants are ingredients in vaccines added to improve the immune response after immunization. Modern vaccines often contain only parts of bacteria or viruses as their antigens and therefore needs "help" from adjuvants to induce a protective immune response. Adjuvants are also an  important component in cancer vaccines. Below you find some links to more information about vaccines and adjuvants

A video explaining how vaccines work (Oxford Vaccine Group)

More information from OVG

Vaccine information from WHO and CDC

 
Published June 5, 2018 12:58 PM - Last modified June 12, 2018 12:08 PM