active immunity

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a form of acquired immunity in which the body produces its own antibodies against disease-causing antigens

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Researchers believe that the anti-cocaine vaccine now in human trials may provide some level of active immunity for as long as a year.
Multikine is an off the shelf product making large commercial production possible, it contains both passive and active immunity and is given before any other cancer therapy, a time when cancer immunotherapy should be most successful.
DALLAS, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Animal vaccine is a kind of biological agent that enables inoculated animals to produce active immunity for disease prevention.
Phase I clinical trials demonstrated that the MAb-based product is well tolerated, provides the expected immediate passive neutralizing activity, and that it can be safely administered in combination with a rabies vaccine without interfering with the vaccine's ability to induce an active immunity.
Thereafter, the patient receives five doses of vaccine to build active immunity against the rabies virus.