revaccination

noun re·vac·ci·na·tion \ (ˌ)rē-ˌvak-sə-ˈnā-shən \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of revaccination

plural revaccinations
: the act of administering a vaccine again some period after an initial vaccination especially to strengthen or renew the immune response
  • The first vaccination is given after a cat is 16 weeks old. Thereafter, annual revaccination with a single dose is necessary for effective immunity.
  • Cat Fancy
  • Revaccination produces protective antibody titers in only 18 to 25 percent of individuals who failed to respond to the initial immunization with hepatitis B vaccine.
  • Scientific American Medicine Bulletin

revaccinate

play \(ˌ)rē-ˈvak-sə-ˌnāt\ transitive verb revaccinated; revaccinating
    • Make sure all dogs are vaccinated, and revaccinated if the immunization is more than two years old.
    • New England Farmer
    • Therefore, if a cat's rabies vaccination expires anytime before April 1, 2017, the pet must be revaccinated prior to a 2016 cat license tag being issued.
    • NorthJersey.com

First Known Use of revaccination

1803

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revaccination

noun re·vac·ci·na·tion \ ˈrē-ˌvak-sə-ˈnā-shən \

medical Definition of revaccination

: vaccination administered some period after an initial vaccination especially to strengthen or renew immunity

revaccinate

play \(ˈ)rē-ˈvak-sə-ˌnāt\ transitive verb revaccinated; revaccinating

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