from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Inoculation with a vaccine in order to protect against a particular disease.
- n. A scar left on the skin by vaccinating.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Inoculation with a vaccine in order to protect a particular disease or strain of disease
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act, art, or practice of vaccinating, or inoculating with the cowpox, in order to prevent or mitigate an attack of smallpox. Cf. inoculation.
- n. Any inoculation intended to raise immunity to a disease.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In medicine, inoculation with vaccine, or the virus of cowpox, as a preventive of smallpox; in an extended sense, inoculation with the virus of any specific disease.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the scar left following inoculation with a vaccine
- n. taking a vaccine as a precaution against contracting a disease
The word vaccination comes from the Latin word vaccinae meaning “of the cow.”
"What do you mean by what you call the vaccination dodge?"
• Incidence of cervical cancer without screening and without vaccination is nearly 90/100,000 per year.
• Incidence rate of cervical cancer with Cervarix vaccination is 9/100,000 per year -- better than with Gardasil, but still more than with screening alone.
In the U.S. vaccination is not routinely recommended and, in fact, the vaccine is not available.
A: One of the most compelling arguments for flu vaccination is to provide herd immunity.
While he emphasized, in an e-mail exchange, that increased vaccination is still the best way to lower the pertussis rates at present, in the long run public health officials can't avoid facing the evidence of bacterial mutation and "should strive for pertussis vaccines that protect longer."
Among the road blocks, there are, for starters, the numerous theories -- highly loquacious in cyberspace -- that contend not only that flu vaccination is overtly dangerous, but that there is a systematic effort to delude the public about those dangers.
The most intensive period of vaccination is at four months, when three jabs are supposed to be administered to the child.
Ideally, vaccination is a way of engaging the immune system of the population, so that the disease does not become epidemic.