uninoculated

adjective

un·​in·​oc·​u·​lat·​ed ˌən-i-ˈnä-kyə-ˌlā-təd How to pronounce uninoculated (audio)
: not inoculated
uninoculated children
uninoculated seedlings

Examples of uninoculated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For the week ending Aug. 7, the average case rate among uninoculated Californians was 51 per 100,000 people per day — more than six times the rate for those already vaccinated, according to figures from the state Department of Public Health. Luke Money, Los Angeles Times, 17 Aug. 2021 But even that relatively robust level of vaccine coverage means millions of residents remain uninoculated — including all children under 12, who are not yet eligible for the shots. Emily Alpert Reyes, Los Angeles Times, 11 Aug. 2021 Because of the elevated level of coronavirus transmission statewide, officials and experts say these millions of uninoculated Californians — a group that includes all children younger than 12, who are not yet eligible to be vaccinated — remain at high risk of potential infection. Steven Lemongello, orlandosentinel.com, 8 Aug. 2021 Calming fears: Already facing an uphill battle with a portion of the public skeptical about the safety of the coronavirus vaccines, medical experts and the federal government worried Tuesday about how news about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine could dissuade the uninoculated from getting their shots. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, 14 Apr. 2021 Statewide, officials note that while there are instances of vaccinated people becoming infected, the risk remains much more pronounced for the uninoculated. Luke Money, Los Angeles Times, 22 July 2021 That’s all shifted the virus’s burden down to uninoculated children. Katherine J. Wu, Ed Yong, The Atlantic, 20 Sep. 2021 Shortcutting tests, though, gets riskier when entering crowds of strangers or places where the virus is surging, or mingling with uninoculated people, sans masks or indoors. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 10 Nov. 2021 Those who are uninoculated should also get tested before and after their journeys. Los Angeles Times, 3 Sep. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uninoculated was circa 1775

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“Uninoculated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uninoculated. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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