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

Obtained from pooled human blood and provide antibodies to several diseases.


• Immune globulin is a sterile solution of antibodies obtained from a pool of human blood. They are administered to protect against many 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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