vaccination

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

Definition of vaccination

1 : the act of vaccinating
2 : the scar left by vaccinating

Examples of vaccination in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Get your dogs vaccinated Now would be a good time to check your pets' vaccination records. Arlene Martinez, USA TODAY, "In California: Art Laboe talks radio; candidates weigh in on Native American issues," 14 Feb. 2020 If everyone has the same chance, as with flu (absent vaccination), the probability of containment is significantly lower and could reach 4.4 million there. Sharon Begley, STAT, "Disease modelers gaze into their computers to see the future of Covid-19, and it isn’t good," 14 Feb. 2020 That's because in the latter half of the 20th century, there were decreases in infectious diseases and cardiovascular deaths, increases in vaccinations as well as the promotion of exercise and anti-smoking campaigns. Mike Schneider, Anchorage Daily News, "By 2060, a quarter of U.S. residents will be over age 65," 14 Feb. 2020 That's because in the latter half of the 20th century, there were decreases in infectious diseases and cardiovascular deaths, increases in vaccinations and the promotion of exercise and anti-smoking campaigns. NBC News, "By 2060, a quarter of U.S. residents will be over age 65, census reports say," 14 Feb. 2020 Students who aren’t up-to-date on their vaccinations risk being sent home starting Feb. 19 as school districts and health departments urge families to update their immunization records for what’s known as Exclusion Day. oregonlive, "Camas principal’s Kobe Bryant comments lead to resignation, Exclusion Day draws near: The week in education," 8 Feb. 2020 Call the Cleveland Department of Public Health flu hotline at (216) 664-4621 to find out about the department’s flu vaccination schedule. Julie Washington, cleveland, "Two more flu-related deaths raise total to 8 in Cuyahoga County this season," 7 Feb. 2020 Thucydides’s observation turned out to be the key to one of humanity’s greatest weapons against infectious disease, vaccination. Amanda Foreman, WSJ, "Plagues From the Animal Kingdom," 6 Feb. 2020 And if this turns out to be an infection with a high reproductive number, and one in which people become infectious before symptoms appear, a vaccination program becomes the only way to bring it under control. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, "What You Need to Know About Coronavirus and Travel," 1 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of vaccination

1891, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for vaccination

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

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The first known use of vaccination was in 1891

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19 Feb 2020

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“Vaccination.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vaccination. Accessed 29 Feb. 2020.

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More Definitions for vaccination

vaccination

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

Kids Definition of vaccination

: the act of vaccinating

vaccination

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

Medical Definition of vaccination

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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