As for [the] statement: "clearly there is other forms of immunity than anti body creation"..... please point me in the direction of those studies, would be great to see them.
Prior to that, the innate immune system does what it can to fend off an infection. The innate immune system consists of, "physical and chemical barriers, phagocytic leukocytes, dendritic cells, natural killer cells, and plasma proteins."
This is explained in a number of different medical texts, here's just one example.
Difference between innate & adaptive immunity