A type of bacterial vaccine that is made by chemically linking (conjugating) a protein molecule with a tiny amount of the polysaccharide that makes up the cell coating of the bacterium. This improves the immune response to the vaccine. Examples are Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), meningococcal and pneumococcal conjugate vaccines.
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