inoculate against

inoculate someone against something

to immunize someone against a disease. We need to inoculate all the children against whooping cough. Have you been inoculated against measles?
See also: inoculate
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The Three Lions kick off their 2014 campaign in Manaus, in the Amazon region of Brazil, against Italy on June 14 and Foreign Office advice for travellers to that area is for jabs to inoculate against a range of diseases including Rabies, Yellow Fever, Typhoid, Diphtheria and Hepatitis.
A shot to inoculate against tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough (pertussis) will be available for adults only.
Besides, it doesn't inoculate against the poison, but merely avoids it.
He said that the soldiers took him to Soroka Hospital for treatment and injected him with a needle, ostensibly to inoculate against poisoning from the dog bite.
According to the recent studies, children aged between 6 months and 9 years need two doses of the vaccine to become fully inoculate against the deadly virus.
Next month it could be another disease we are told to inoculate against with unproven and untested medicines, or take precautionary medication, further damaging our immune systems.
My doctor, I mean my health professional, hasn't even received his allotment of serum to inoculate against the regular flu that wipes out a portion of us every year, not to mention a more esoteric drug that would keep the world's chickens from killing us.
Here again, the DoD--like many other bureaucracies--has a tendency to inoculate against such "infections," rather than allowing them to spread and grow as the Web has.
You cannot inoculate against attacks unless you inventory the candidate's baggage.
They want to inoculate against ideological spillover," the US official said.
This generosity is not ethically unambiguous, however, for one who experiences joy may seek to control her circumstances at the expense of others in order to inoculate against pain or boredom or indifference, a possibility rarely addressed by feminist theory.
The draft legislation mandated free treatment at home for poor people by state salaried doctors who would also supervise wet-nursing, collect statistics on public health, and inoculate against smallpox.