immunize against

immunize someone against something

to vaccinate someone against some disease; to do a medical procedure that causes a resistance or immunity to a disease to develop in a person. They wanted to immunize all the children against the measles. Have you been immunized against polio?
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However, this theory has never before been advanced beyond animal research so the discovery that human stem cells are able to immunize against colon cancer is both new and unexpected.
The lipidated recombinant PAL is included in an antigenic composition administered to a mammalian host to immunize against a gram-negative bacterium.
Two pharmaceutical companies, Merck and GlaxoSmithKline, have developed vaccines that immunize against HPV infection.
The Foundation also gave more than $25 million to IAVI in an effort to develop a vaccine that would immunize against the AIDS virus.
The vaccine they are testing is similar to the one used to immunize against chickenpox.
These studies are demonstrating that it may well be possible to immunize against cancer," says Steven A.
Indeed, fear of a swine flu epidemic in 1976 caused President Ford to mobilize the nation to immunize against a flu strain that infected soldiers at Fort Dix, N.
These five acquisitions are consistent with Primaris' stated strategy, and will further diversify the portfolio geographically and immunize against the impact of market-specific economic changes.
Taking into account the fact that to develop immunity, people need far less of the vaccine than mice do, Langridge calculates that one cooked potato a week for a month should provide enough active B-protein to immunize against the cholera toxin.
When developed, these multivalent vector, or carrier, vaccines could act as a "Trojan horse," says Andre, and immunize against many diseases.
Combining RECAF antibodies with Super Antibody technology will give BioKinetix the potential to create both highly potent therapeutic antibodies, as well as vaccines to immunize against the RECAF receptor.
By including more peptides in the injected solution, they say, it may be possible to immunize against all rhinovirus types.
The 215-acre site is dedicated to the manufacturing, as well as the research and development, of pediatric vaccines that immunize against bacterial infections.
Recently scientists have discovered how to saddle vaccinia with genes from other pathogens, so that the vaccinia will immunize against those diseases (SN: 6/15/85, p.