booster shot

noun

Definition of booster shot 

: a supplementary dose of an immunizing agent administered as an injection

called also booster, booster dose

Examples of booster shot in a Sentence

He had to get two booster shots at his latest checkup.

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For example, it’s recommended that adults receive a Td booster shot every 10 years to protect against tetanus and diphtheria. Trihealth, Cincinnati.com, "Top 5 questions to ask your primary care physician," 16 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of booster shot

1944, in the meaning defined above

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booster shot

noun

English Language Learners Definition of booster shot

: an extra amount of a substance (called a vaccine) that is injected with a needle into a person or animal to help protect against a particular disease

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Medical Definition of booster shot 

: a supplementary dose of an immunizing agent administered as an injection … the state is requiring older children to have additional booster shots for measles, mumps and rubella.— Ann Schrader, The Denver Post, 22 July 1997 — see booster, booster dose

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