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vaccinate (someone or an animal) against something

to inoculate or immunize someone or an animal against some disease. They had to vaccinate us against yellow fever. The vet vaccinated the horse against everything that threatened it.
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vaccinate (someone or an animal) with something

to inoculate or immunize someone or an animal with some substance. This time the doctor vaccinated Tom with killed virus. The vet vaccinated the cat with something that would prevent rabies.
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vaccinate against

or vaccinate for
To give someone a vaccination to produce immunity to some infectious disease: The doctor vaccinated the child against measles. The dog has been vaccinated for rabies.
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vaccinated with a Victrola needle

Someone who chatters incessantly. Victrola, a division of R.C.A. Victor, was a brand of phonograph players. Since phono records were played with needles that picked up the sound vibrations in the record's grooves, to be vaccinated with a Victrola needle, as the joke implied, was to be inoculated with the gift of nonstop gab.
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While we have tens of thousands of people between 10 and 18 not vaccinated, who continue to mix with one another at school and at social events, we can't rule out another large outbreak in the coming months or years.
We want to make sure that parents know it's never too late to have their children fully vaccinated.
I was afraid of him suffering any side effects like my other children suffered when I vaccinated them before the age of 5.
At six months of age, over 99 percent of infants of vaccinated women and 95 percent of infants of naturally immune women had lost their maternal antibodies.
Vaccinated teachers and students will then be issued certificates.
Demand for vaccinations in Larnaca district was extremely low, with three people being vaccinated at the two hospitals designated as centres, while four people were vaccinated in Famagusta district.
Hajj pilgrims too would be vaccinated in the first phase of the immunisation drive as they would be required to have A(H1N1 vaccination certificate for entry in Saudi Arabia, Naji said.
The proportion of women in Malaysia who would have their children vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) is comparable to that among women in other Asian countries, according to a study conducted in Kuala Lumpur in May 2007.
Mice were first vaccinated with Brucella abortus O-polysaccharide vaccine.
Northern England is believed to have one of the lowest percentages of vaccinated animals, according to Liberal Democrat Defra spokesman Tim Farron.
College students who are vaccinated against influenza appear less likely to develop flu-like illness, require related health care visits or experience "impairments in academic performance" during flu season, according to a recent study.
A CAD patient vaccinated against influenza has about 50% less chance to be admitted to the hospital because of coronary reasons," Dr.
The Government wants girls aged 12 and 13 to be vaccinated this autumn.
PETE Price has launched an annual campaign to get the over-65s vaccinated against flu.