I'm honestly curious as to if there is a good answer to this.Answer Question
Answer by HotMama330 at 4:29 PM on Sep. 3, 2010
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 4:33 PM on Sep. 3, 2010
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 4:44 PM on Sep. 3, 2010
A live bacteria causes the body to fight the infection. With the inactive vaccine, the body does not have to fight off the infection to the extreme of causing a life threatening illness to the person. The body builds up a resistance without the complications of the full blown illness. Basically you are getting a dead version of the disease through vaccination. But your body interprets it as the actual disease and builds up antibodies which are now there to fight off the actual disease if you are infected in the future. Some need boosters.
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 4:48 PM on Sep. 3, 2010