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vaccinate for (something)
1. To make use a vaccine or similar substance to produce immunity or resistance against a particular disease. Citizens are being urged to vaccinate for the 'flu this winter. The mortality rate for polio was the highest in the world before the country started vaccinating for it in the 1960s.
2. To give someone or an animal a vaccine or similar substance to produce immunity or resistance against a particular disease. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "vaccinate" and "against." Before we began vaccinating children for tetanus, getting even a minor cut from something rusty could have proved lethal. Farmers are being fined if their animals are not vaccinated for the contagious disease.
See also: vaccinate