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Non-specific effects of vaccines: plausible and potentially important, but implications uncertain.

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Non-specific effects (NSE) or heterologous effects of vaccines are proposed to explain observations in some studies that certain vaccines have an impact beyond the direct protection against infection with the specific pathogen for which the vaccines were designed. The importance and implications of such effects remain controversial. There are several known immunological mechanisms which could lead to NSE, since it is widely recognised that the generation of specific immunity is initiated by n...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1136/archdischild-2015-310282

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Cross College
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Author
Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
Archives of Disease in Childhood Journal website
Publication date:
2017-05-13
Acceptance date:
2017-04-19
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EISSN:
1468-2044
ISSN:
0003-9888
Source identifiers:
695567
Language:
English
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uuid:38c31a7a-8bc9-4dd4-9f57-f833eaacd8f1
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2017-05-17

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