Definition of vaccinate in English:

vaccinate

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Treat with a vaccine to produce immunity against a disease; inoculate.

    ‘all the children were vaccinated against diphtheria’
    • ‘All women of childbearing age should be vaccinated against this infection.’
    • ‘If you're adopting or purchasing a pet, make sure the breeder, shelter, or store is reputable and vaccinates all of its animals.’
    • ‘Health workers will try to vaccinate four million children under the age of five between July 29 and August 2.’
    • ‘Should we be vaccinating our children against the flu?’
    • ‘After the children were vaccinated they were treated with snacks and games were played.’
    • ‘Today the Government revealed its plans to vaccinate key workers against smallpox.’
    • ‘Some GPs are also finding it increasingly hard to vaccinate enough children to qualify for the extra payments.’
    • ‘The Department of Health has agreed arrangements for vaccinating people over the age of 65 against influenza next winter.’
    • ‘What is your view on vaccinating the general public before a smallpox outbreak is detected?’
    • ‘By vaccinating them at this age, you can keep them out of the hospital and really reduce some of the complications.’
    • ‘After vaccinating the monkeys, researchers examined the number of lesions that formed on the animals' skin and the amount of time in which they healed.’
    • ‘He said only about one in four NHS trusts had vaccinated their own staff against flu.’
    • ‘A few years ago, when the flu vaccine was plentiful, there was a movement to vaccinate everyone early - too early.’
    • ‘Your doctor can test you for immunity to this viral disease before pregnancy and vaccinate you against it if you aren't immune.’
    • ‘Experts also believe that vaccinating piglets against the disease may be a useful preventive measure.’
    • ‘The emphasis of a vaccination programme is on vaccinating kids before they are four weeks of age, because young kids are most susceptible to infection.’
    • ‘He added that the city's some 5,500 cats and dogs will be vaccinated against the disease.’
    • ‘You and your veterinarian should discuss the benefits and risks of vaccinating and not vaccinating your pet.’
    • ‘There are few reasons for refraining from vaccinating a child.’
    • ‘Is it OK not to vaccinate your child with a particular vaccine if you have safety concerns?’
    administer, introduce
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Pronunciation:

vaccinate

/ˈvaksəˌnāt/