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Re: [Gnumed-devel] one more vaccinations detail

From: Hilmar Berger
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] one more vaccinations detail
Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2004 14:02:27 +0200

On Sun, 12 Sep 2004 11:13:57 +1000
scaredycat <address@hidden> wrote:

> >The magnitude of the antibody response induced by the primary vaccination 
> >series is predictive of antibody persistence, and a logarithmic decline of 
> >antibody levels occurs over time.
> >
> Is the halving period related to level of 4 week tested antibody 
> response ( why does it have to be 4 weeks postimmunization)? Can that 
It's rather that the immune response takes some time to reach the peak level 
before finally declinining. I don't believe that we can use the characteristics 
of the decline in any sensible way to deduce the boostering date.


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