Vaccines against mucosal infections.

  title={Vaccines against mucosal infections.},
  author={Jan Holmgren and A M Svennerholm},
  journal={Current opinion in immunology},
  volume={24 3},
There remains a great need to develop vaccines against many of the pathogens that infect mucosal tissues or have a mucosal port of entry. Parenteral vaccination may protect in some instances, but usually a mucosal vaccination route is necessary. Mucosal vaccines also have logistic advantages over injectable vaccines by being easier to administer, having less risk of transmitting infections and potentially being easier to manufacture. Still, however, only relatively few vaccines for human use… CONTINUE READING