from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An additional dose of an immunizing agent, such as a vaccine or toxoid, given at a time after the initial dose to sustain the immune response elicited by the previous dose of the same agent.

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  • noun A dose of an antigen designed to strengthen immunity after an earlier immunizing dose.

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  • noun an additional dose that makes sure the first dose was effective


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