revaccination

noun
re·​vac·​ci·​na·​tion | \ (ˌ)rē-ˌvak-sə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce revaccination (audio) \
plural revaccinations

Definition of revaccination

: 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

Other Words from revaccination

revaccinate \ (ˌ)rē-​ˈvak-​sə-​ˌnāt How to pronounce revaccinate (audio) \ 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, in the meaning defined above

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“Revaccination.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/revaccination. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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revaccination

noun
re·​vac·​ci·​na·​tion | \ ˈrē-ˌvak-sə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce revaccination (audio) \

Medical Definition of revaccination

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

Other Words from revaccination

revaccinate \ (ˈ)rē-​ˈvak-​sə-​ˌnāt How to pronounce revaccinate (audio) \ transitive verb revaccinated; revaccinating

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