combination shot

noun

: a shot in pool in which a ball is pocketed by an object ball

Examples of combination shot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lots on vaccines this morning: Moderna says its combination shot for Covid and flu works well, and might help improve uptake in the broader population. Meghana Keshavan, STAT, 10 June 2024 And of all the vaccines to skip, the routine combination shot for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) is a headscratcher. Lisa Jarvis, Twin Cities, 24 Jan. 2024 Today, Americans get one formula based on the original coronavirus strain that emerged in 2020 for their first two or three doses — and their latest booster is a combination shot made by Pfizer or Moderna that adds omicron protection. Dallas News, 26 Jan. 2023 The Food and Drug Administration will have to decide the exact recipe but expect a combination shot that adds protection against a version of the super-contagious Omicron variant to the original vaccine. Los Angeles Times, 29 June 2022 The Food and Drug Administration will have to decide the exact recipe but expect a combination shot that adds protection against a version of the super-contagious omicron variant to the original vaccine. Lauran Neergaard and Matthew Perrone, Anchorage Daily News, 28 June 2022 Pfizer also is studying a combination shot, what scientists call a bivalent vaccine, with some data expected later this month. Lauran Neergaard, Chicago Tribune, 8 June 2022 Earlier this month, for instance, the National Institutes of Health announced the start of a clinical trial (in collaboration with Moderna) that is testing six different booster regimens, four of which involve a combination shot. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 21 Apr. 2022 Dogs can receive a vaccine for canine distemper as young as six months, and boosters are given every year in a combination shot known as DHPP that also protects against several other diseases. Kellie Hwang, San Francisco Chronicle, 6 Mar. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of combination shot was circa 1909

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“Combination shot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/combination%20shot. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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