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vaccinate (someone or something) with (something

To use a vaccine or similar substance as a means of inoculating a person or animal against infection or disease. Scientists began vaccinating people with weakened or altered forms of the disease. We're experimenting with vaccinating poultry with chemical compounds that trick the birds' immune systems into producing antibodies.
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vaccinate (someone or something) against (something

To use a vaccine or similar substance to produce immunity or resistance in a person or animal against a particular disease. Before we began vaccinating children against tetanus, getting even a minor cut from something rusty could have proved lethal. Farmers who do not vaccinate their livestock against these diseases could face high fines or even jail time.
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vaccinated with a gramophone needle

old-fashioned Disposed to lengthy or endless chatter. A reference to the needle used on a gramophone, a type of early record player, and the needle used to inoculate against infectious disease during vaccination. You'd think he was vaccinated with a gramophone needle from the way he yammers on like that. My mother says I was vaccinated with a gramophone needle, so please stop me if I start rambling.
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vaccinated with a Victrola needle

old-fashioned Disposed to lengthy or endless chatter. A reference to the needle used on a Victrola, a brand of early record players, and the needle used to inoculate against infectious disease during vaccination. You'd think he was vaccinated with a Victrola needle from the way he yammers on like that. My mother says I was vaccinated with a Victrola needle, so please stop me if I start rambling.
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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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Those who didn't vaccinate because of unfounded negative information are encouraged to consider the facts of the benefits of vaccination and prepare to protect their animals with vaccination in 2009.
A total of 1373 teams were formed to vaccinate 4,49,000 kids in Swat, 1230 teams to 2,75,000 kids in DI Khan, 696 teams to 1,82,000 kids in Bannu, 636 teams to administer 1,95,000 in Kohat, 701 teams for 1,68,000 kids in Lakki Marwat, 496 teams to vaccinate 1,34,000 kids in Karak, 400 teams to 1,10000 in Hangu and 284 teams to 84,6600 kids in Tank districts respectively.
Till the end of holy month of Ramzan we will successfully vaccinate almost all the IDPs, who have shifted to Bannu, Tank, Lakki Marwat, D.
The Bush administration in late January launched an effort to vaccinate initially 500,000 and as many as 10 million people.
To find these contacts and vaccinate them is completely impossible," he says.
It would cost pounds 200m to vaccinate every animal in Britain and yet rural businesses are losing pounds 100m a month, " he said.
SIALKOT -- Executive District Officer(EDO) Health Dr Javed Warraich Monday inaugurated a three-day anti-polio campaign to vaccinate as many as 631,921 children up to the age of five years in district Sialkot.
He said that the teams would vaccinate the children in the city under the supervision of 72 Sector Supervisors.
Ranchers don't vaccinate livestock they intend to sell because BCG causes an animal to test positive on diagnostic TB tests, making it unmarketable.
PESHAWAR -- The district administration arrested two people for refusal to vaccinate their children with anti-polio vaccine here on Saturday.
I only wanted to vaccinate if it was the best thing for my child.