Types of Immunity
by Cathy Parkes December 18, 2019 Updated: December 29, 2021
Types of immunity: Active natural: Body produces antibodies in response to exposure to a live pathogen. Active artificial: Body produces antibodies in response to a vaccine. Passive natural: Antibodies are passed from the mom to her baby through the placenta and breastmilk. Passive artificial: Immunoglobuins are administered to an individual after exposure to a pathogen.
To learn more about the different types of immunity, check out our post on immune system.
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