How does anthrax vaccine adsorbed work?

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The bacteria that cause anthrax have a chemical on their surface called a protective antigen. The protective antigen usually combines with one of two other proteins on the surface of the bacteria to form a deadly toxin. Anthrax vaccine contains a protective antigen. When injected, the antigen stimulates your immune system to make chemicals called antibodies. Once you are fully immunized, the antibodies will kill the anthrax bacteria if you become exposed.

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