Stress and vaccination.

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Antibody response to vaccination provides a useful in vivo method of testing the integrated immune system. Chronic stress can have a detrimental effect on antibody response to a variety of vaccinations in both young and elderly populations. The next challenge is to examine whether stress reduction interventions can enhance vaccination responses.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of stress
EditorsG. Fink
Publication statusPublished - 2007