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  • n. A second or subsequent vaccination.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The practice of vaccinating again, after the lapse of a number of years, those in whom the first vaccination was successful.


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  • Those who received at least one "booster," or revaccination, probably have a greater level of immunity today, but not necessarily enough to protect them fully.

    Scared Of Smallpox

  • Whooping cough revaccination for all adults: one time only.

    You Staying Young

  • If you were born after 1956, and you got an inactivated-measles-virus vaccine in the early 1960s or an inactivated-mumps-virus vaccine between 1950 and 1978; you might need revaccination with two doses of the live MMR vaccine.

    Measles Mary | Seattle Metblogs

  • Childhood vaccines lose their effectiveness once a person reaches adulthood, and revaccination doesn't work, said Klaus

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  • He will offer nutrition guidelines, insist on breastfeeding, good dietetic habits, will suggest vaccination and revaccination following the Health


  • At present the inoculation mania has reached the pitch of proposing no less than four separate inoculations: revaccination, typhoid, cholera, and -- Sir Almroth's last staggerer -- inoculation against wounds!

    New York Times, Current History, Vol 1, Issue 1 From the Beginning to March, 1915 With Index

  • A comparison with the statistics of the armies of other European countries in which revaccination is not so thoroughly carried out is most convincing of its efficacy.

    The Evolution of Modern Medicine

  • Board, which carefully suppressed all the medical reports that revealed the sometimes quite appalling effects of epidemics of revaccination, there is no saying what popular reaction might not have taken place against the whole immunization movement in therapeutics.

    The Doctor's Dilemma: Preface on Doctors

  • To boot, there is the occasional windfall of an epidemic, with its panic and rush for revaccination.

    The Doctor's Dilemma: Preface on Doctors

  • So the precautionary principle must be applied and blood titers taken to determine whether revaccination is needed. Top News Headlines


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