Recent Examples of inoculation from the Web
A hepatitis A vaccine was released in 1995 and was shortly thereafter added to the list of routine inoculations given to most children.
If there were an inoculation for this plague, the anti-vax crowd won the day.
About 300 people had received inoculations against measles in the village of Nachodokopele during a recent four-day vaccination campaign.
The vaccination team also failed to follow temperature range recommendations to preserve the quality of the inoculations.
Numbers like that offer an inoculation against media criticism that clearly plays to Trump’s benefit.
A: Fishing involves the use of sharp hooks, knives and shellfish as bait. Puncture wounds and cuts incurred in the water while fishing are events that can result in inoculation of Vibrio into human tissues.
But even if scientists create a successful inoculation—at least two are being tested—a medication could still be useful because some vaccines are given after an infection occurs.
Sort of safe: Live virus could occasionally find its way into the vaccine, and one batch in 1955 infected 44 children with polio within days of getting inoculations that were supposed to prevent the disease.
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First Known Use of inoculation
INOCULATION Defined for Kids
Definition of inoculation for Students
: an act or instance of injecting a material (as a vaccine) into to protect against or treat a disease
Medical Definition of inoculation
1: the act or process or an instance of inoculating: asa: the introduction of a microorganism into a medium suitable for its growthb (1): the introduction of a pathogen or antigen into a living organism to stimulate the production of antibodies (2): the introduction of a vaccine or serum into a living organism to confer immunity travelers in the tropics should have typhoid inoculations
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