booster response


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im·mune re·sponse

1. any response of the immune system to an antigen including antibody production and/or cell-mediated immunity;
2. the response of the immune system to an antigen (immunogen) that leads to the condition of induced sensitivity; the immune response to the initial antigenic exposure (primary immune response) is detectable, as a rule, only after a lag period of from several days to 2 weeks; the immune response to a subsequent stimulus (secondary immune response) by the same antigen is more rapid than in the case of the primary immune response.

booster response

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6 To obtain long-lasting immunity, booster doses are required, and our observed strong booster responses indicate long-lasting protection.
The waning of serum anti-pertussis antibodies following primary vaccination and the strong booster responses seen here are well documented.