Although people usually think in terms of live vs inactivated vaccines, there are actually many other types of vaccines, including those made up of subunits of a virus or bacterial antigen, toxoid vaccines, conjugate vaccines, DNA vaccines, and recombinant vector vaccines.
Unlike those other vaccine types, live vaccines included a weakened version of a virus or bacteria.
For more information about live vaccines, see:
- CDC – Types of Vaccines
- Different Types of Vaccines
- What You Need To Know About Live Vaccines
- Live , Attenuated Vaccines
- Vaccine Shedding: Should You Really Be Concerned?
- Ask the Experts: Chickenpox Vaccine
- Ask the Experts: MMR
- Ask the Experts: Rotavirus Vaccines
- CDC – Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine (The Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine
- Ask the Experts: Shingles Vaccine
- WHO – Oral polio vaccine (OPV)
- Vaccine Precautions and Contraindications
- Immunization of Immunocompromised Persons
- Vaccination During Cancer Treatment