The nurse is preparing to administer human immune globulin to a patient. The nurse explains to the patient that these types of vaccines:


• Immune globulin is a sterile solution of antibodies obtained from a pool of human blood. They are administered to protect against infectious diseases, but immunity is temporary

• Killed microbes describe killed or inactivated vaccines

• A decrease in potency describes attenuated or live vaccines

• Inactive toxic compounds describes toxoid vaccines

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