The influence of the nature of the bond between a peptide and a (lipidic) carrier molecule on the immunogenicity of that construct was investigated. As types of bonds a thioester-, a disulfide-, an amide- and a thioether bond were investigated. As carrier molecules a peptide, an N-palmitoylated peptide or a C16-hydrocarbon chain were used. The biostability of the bond between peptide and carrier molecule is thioether > amide > disulfide thioester. However, the immunogenic potency of the constructs used was found to be thioester > disulfide > amide > thioether. In conclusion, a construct with a bond between peptide and (lipidic) carrier molecule that is more susceptible to biological degradation is more immunogenic when used in a peptide-based vaccine than a bond that is less susceptible to biological degradation.