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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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A senior official of the EPI said that in Pakistan, kids were vaccinated to prevent only 10 diseases, but in developed countries, the children were being vaccinated against 30 diseases.
Koliou added that currently around 90 per cent of children have been vaccinated with the first dose of the vaccine, while between one to two percent have not been vaccinated due to the refusal of their parents.
The DOH has strengthened its active surveillance of individuals vaccinated with Dengvaxia in National Capital Region, Regions 3, 4-A, Calabarson and part of Region 7 (Cebu).
After watching the video, 18 (55%) of the 33 parents whose children were not vaccinated changed their minds, and, after participating in the self-persuasion questionnaire, an additional 9 parents decided to vaccinate their children, according to the study.
We want to make sure that parents know it's never too late to have their children fully vaccinated.
Patients wishing to get vaccinated against shingles can enter their zip code at www.
Dubai A doctor faces charges of endangering the life of her six-year-old son by allegedly failing to have him vaccinated ever since his birth, a court heard recently.
This report (("A dual-strain feline calicivirus vaccine stimulates broader cross-neutralization antibodies than a single-strain vaccine and lessens clinical signs in vaccinated cats when challenged with a homologous feline calicivirus strain associated with virulent systemic disease" in Journal of Feline Medicne and Surgery, 2010)) describes the ability of a vaccine containing two different strains of FCV to induce protection in vaccinated animals against many strains of the virus.
London, May 19 (ANI): A new research has found that young infants have a gap in their protection against measles, from around two to three months old until they are vaccinated at 12 months of age.
Health Ministry nurses vaccinated 527 students and teachers at 138 government schools.
Noting that swine flu vaccines were like an insurance, Akdag said that healthy adults would not be vaccinated, and also they would ask for a permission of parents to vaccinate their children.
Four out of 39,000 people vaccinated against H1N1 in China have had side effects such as muscle cramps and headache, WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl said.
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.