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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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It's this group of pet owners who are not vaccinating their pets today that we are focused on helping.
For those and other reasons, many health care workers have refused President Bush's request that they get vaccinated, and the administration is still far short of achieving its initial goal of vaccinating 500,000 such health-care providers.
A Department of Health spokeswoman confirmed that the Government would consider vaccinating the entire population.
Recent efforts from federal officials increased the availability of smallpox vaccine making the prospects of vaccinating a large population a viable option to prevent and contain a potential outbreak should the risk return.
The company was very successful in identifying and vaccinating the high risk population early by holding its clinics in easily accessible, convenient places such as such as pharmacies, supermarkets, stores, assisted living facilities, senior centers, and other public venues.
MULTAN -- Summer vacations will be suspended for four days in all public and private schools of the district for vaccinating children against measles in a 10 day special drive likely to begin from July 15.
This report shows real success in vaccinating school-aged children, and it underscores additional opportunities to expand the use of school-located clinics in the 2010-11 season," Dr.
The study, conducted in Bangladesh, suggests newborn infants can be safeguarded against flu by vaccinating their mothers when they are pregnant.
Two days later, epidemiologic investigation indicated that all patients with diagnosed cases were related and that, in all likelihood, the outbreak had been successfully halted through tracing the movements of the various patients and vaccinating anyone who had contact with them, so-called "ring" vaccination (4).
The government plan, devised by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, would combat a smallpox outbreak by quarantining sick people and vaccinating anyone who had come in contact with an infected person.
The Government's countryside adviser yesterday called for trials to be carried out on vaccinating against the disease.
We are dedicated to educating people about the severity of influenza and the importance of vaccinating children against the flu every year.
Horse owners at Sleepy Hollow Stables in Chatsworth began vaccinating their horses after hearing of the human outbreak when people began to be infected on the East Coast, trainer Anee Churchill said.
Created to treat wild possums, this new preparation may also be useful for vaccinating people.
Kuwata tried vaccinating children with the contents of eruptions from cowpox.