Genetic Vaccination of Neonates

  • Constantin A. Bona
  • Adrian I. Bot
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Abstract

It is well known that newborns and infants respond poorly to the majority of vaccines. The poor response is related to immaturity of the immune system and/or to high susceptibility of young lymphocytes to tolerogenic signals. The understanding of the effect of neonatal genetic immunization requires a general review of information on the characteristics of the neonatal immune system.

Keywords

Influenza Virus Antibody Response Rabies Virus Maternal Antibody Inactivate Influenza Vaccine 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Constantin A. Bona
    • 1
  • Adrian I. Bot
    • 2
  1. 1.Mount Sinai School of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Alliance Pharmaceutical Corp.San DiegoUSA

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