vaccination

noun

vac·​ci·​na·​tion ˌvak-sə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce vaccination (audio)
1
: the act of vaccinating
2
: the scar left by vaccinating

Examples of vaccination in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web About 37% of owners thought their dogs could develop autism from vaccination. Eduardo Cuevas, USA TODAY, 7 Apr. 2024 Her adoption fee includes her spay surgery, current vaccinations, a microchip, and a follow-up wellness exam with a VCA Animal Hospital. The Arizona Republic, 5 Apr. 2024 Additionally, most airlines require certain vaccination and vet certification that your pet is healthy enough to fly. Anne Marie Lee, CBS News, 5 Apr. 2024 At the very least, Bizzy needs to update her rabies vaccination. Joan Morris, The Mercury News, 1 Apr. 2024 There is a small stockpile of vaccinations for avian flu the CDC can deploy if the virus begins spreading from person to person, and existing antiviral drugs, such as Tamiflu, can be used to treat bird flu in people, according to the CDC. Kaitlin Sullivan, NBC News, 1 Apr. 2024 Before Covid, scientists estimated the effectiveness of the influenza vaccine by comparing the vaccination status of those who tested positive for flu with those who did not. Apoorva Mandavilli, New York Times, 22 Mar. 2024 Police say the far-right leader allegedly ordered one of his closest aides to enter false vaccination data into the Ministry of Health’s system for himself and his daughter, according to CNN Brasil. Tara John, CNN, 19 Mar. 2024 Alito said the intense back-and-forth and constant demands from the Biden administration at the height of the vaccination campaign in 2021 suggested the government was impermissibly coordinating with, and coercing, social media companies. Cat Zakrzewski, Washington Post, 18 Mar. 2024

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Word History

Etymology

earlier, "inoculation with fluid from cowpox pustules," from vaccine "of cowpox" (in the phrases vaccine matter, vaccine virus) + -ation — more at vaccine

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of vaccination was in 1891

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Cite this Entry

“Vaccination.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vaccination. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

vaccination

noun
vac·​ci·​na·​tion ˌvak-sə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce vaccination (audio)
1
: the act of vaccinating
2
: the scar left by vaccinating

Medical Definition

vaccination

noun
vac·​ci·​na·​tion ˌvak-sə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce vaccination (audio)
1
: the introduction into humans or domestic animals of microorganisms that have previously been treated to make them harmless for the purpose of inducing the development of immunity
oral vaccination
vaccination against smallpox
vaccination for whooping cough
2
: the scar left by vaccinating

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