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Reasons Why a Vaccine May Not Be Effective in Preventing an Infection

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Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology

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A vaccine may not be completely effective in preventing an infection. Failure of the vaccine to protect can often be traced to one or more problems. Often a vaccine does not need to be completely effective to be beneficial, provided it interrupts the transmission of disease in a population at risk.

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