Types of Vaccines

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Biosynthetic
vaccines (such as Hib) contain synthetic substances.
Toxoid
vaccines contain a toxin produced by the bacterium. For example, the diphtheria and tetanus vaccines are toxoid vaccines.
Types of Vaccines
Killed (inactivated)
viruses or bacteria
are used in some vaccines, such as in IPV.
Attenuated (weakened)
live viruses
are used in some vaccines such as in the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine.