Antigen Vaccine:
Made from Antigens

Antigen vaccines are made from antigens, which are substances that cover the surface of pathogens.  These antigens can give our immune system valuable information on the pathogen.  Therefore, antigen vaccine helps prepare the immune system against future pathogen attack.

It is MADE FROM antigens, which covers the surface of PATHOGENS

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Next Generation Science Standards:

HS-LS1-2 Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms.

HS-LS1-3 Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms maintain homeostasis.

What Science Does this Comic Teach?

Unit: Anatomy

⇒Chapter: Immunology

⇒Topic: Antigen Vaccine

Additional Information

Vaccine

A helpful substance that helps the body resist certain diseases.

Antigen

A type of substances that covers the surface of pathogens.  Antigens usually consist of proteins or carbohydrates.

Pathogen

An organism that can (1) cause disease (2) spread from person-to-person (In the case of non-humans…spreading from living thing to another living thing).

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