Why are vaccines used in the prevention but not in the treatment of infections? Why can antivenom serums be used in prevention and treatment?

11 months ago

Vaccines are not used in the treatment of infections because they depend on the primary immune response that takes about a week to occur and is not so intense and effective. Antivenom serums however are inoculated into the circulation and used as an immediate treatment because they are made of a great amount of immunoglobulin (antibodies) which is potent against their respective specific venom.

Dipti KC
May 26, 2023
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