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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

bivalent vaccine  listen  (by-VAY-lent vak-SEEN)

  A vaccine that works by stimulating an immune response against two different antigens, such as two different viruses or other microorganisms. For example, Cervarix is a bivalent vaccine that helps protect the body against infection with two different types of human papillomaviruses (HPV).