A conjugate vaccine is created by covalently attaching a poor (polysaccharide organism) antigen to a carrier protein (preferably from the same microorganism), thereby conferring the immunological attributes of the carrier on the attached antigen. This technique for the creation of an effective immunogen is most often applied to bacterial polysaccharides for the prevention of invasive bacterial disease.
- Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
- Hib vaccine
- Meningococcal vaccine
- Pneumococcal vaccines
- B cell