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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

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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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Meltzer and his colleagues at CDC suggests that isolating people diagnosed with smallpox and vaccinating family members and others who had had extended contact with them--a tactic called contact tracing--would be sufficient to control an outbreak.
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Study leader Prof Mark Steinhoff said: "Our study shows that a newborn's risk of infection can be greatly reduced by vaccinating mom during pregnancy.
Vaccinating 40 percent of the city's population ahead of time would protect even more people, the researchers find.
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In a paper published in 2003, other researchers prevented peanut allergy in mice by vaccinating them with HKL and peanuts.
Vaccinating about 125 county workers for the first phase would meet the county's needs, said Bruce.
Other work is investigating how parents' individual decisions against vaccinating their children might increase other children's risk of disease.
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The first phase calls for vaccinating public health workers, doctors, nurses, medical epidemiologists, language translators, lab workers, mental and environmental health employees, security guards and law enforcement investigators.
Instead of vaccinating the animals with weakened copies of the bacteria responsible for the diseases, Behring made use of the fresh discovery that the microbes cause sickness by secreting toxins into the bloodstream.
A Committee announcement of today's hearing states that the CDC estimates that 6 of every 10 seniors received a flu shot last year, and that federal health officials have established a goal of vaccinating at least 90 percent of seniors by 2010.
Although Los Angeles school officials have been vaccinating kids for two years in anticipation of the new requirement, they fear many children still haven't started the regimen of shots, which takes four to six months to complete.
Vaccinating the city's raccoons against canine distemper in the early 1990s successfully reduced the prevalence of the disease in these urban scavengers.
In 2003, our flu immunization program alone was responsible for vaccinating more than 1.