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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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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.
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.
Created to treat wild possums, this new preparation may also be useful for vaccinating people.
"Therefore, vaccinating health care workers is likely to benefit even those patients who have already been vaccinated."
The possibility of identifying and vaccinating other patient contacts (e.g., family members not now in the hospital) is discussed, but no decisions are made because the hospital's legal authority for doing this is unclear.
LAHORE -- City District Government Lahore (CDGL) has completed target of vaccinating children upto five years in all union councils (UCs) of nine towns ,here on Wednesday.
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.
Other work is investigating how parents' individual decisions against vaccinating their children might increase other children's risk of disease.
In the security-compromised areas of Khyber Agency (Jamrud and Bara), North Waziristan Agency, and FR Bannu (Baka Khail, Jani Khail, Hindi Khail and Sintanga), Continuous Community Protected Vaccination (CCPV) approach will be adopted, wherein teams comprising 634 local members will be vaccinating children for 5 days and catch up to vaccinate missed children for another 2 days, ensuring zero missed children for eradicating the virus in these areas.
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.
Vaccinating the city's raccoons against canine distemper in the early 1990s successfully reduced the prevalence of the disease in these urban scavengers.
"I think we ought to think about vaccinating adults," Edwards says.
Abner Louis Notkins of the National Institute of Dental Research, one of the investigators, says the advantage of the procedure is that the antibody-producing cells can be obtained without vaccinating the patient.
Paoletti believes that the danger of side effects can be adequately reduced by employing standard medical screening practices to avoid vaccinating people with certain skin conditions or immune deficiencies.