One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A substance used to stimulate the production of antibodies and provide immunity against one or several diseases, prepared from the causative agent of a disease, its products, or a synthetic substitute, treated to act as an antigen without inducing the disease.‘there is no vaccine against the virus’
- ‘The boy survived and Pasteur knew that he had found a vaccine for rabies.’
- ‘They have linked the MMR vaccine with autism and the development of inflammatory bowel disease in adult life.’
- ‘But what would happen if the vaccine only protected a person for 25 years?’
- ‘Immunisation with the influenza vaccine is recommended for asthmatic people.’
- ‘Developing an effective vaccine against HIV has proven to be a difficult task.’
- ‘He had his first seizure within hours of receiving a vaccine for diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough.’
- ‘Malaria is still a global problem and there is no vaccine for this condition.’
- ‘Part of the money will be used to fund vaccines and immunisation, which will save at least 5m lives by 2015.’
- ‘Unlike the early influenza vaccines, today's vaccines cause few side effects.’
- ‘The risk of a vaccine causing serious harm, or death, is extremely small.’
- ‘They have proved that a vaccine which immunises against the disease is more likely to work in humans.’
- ‘Such infants should receive hepatitis B vaccine shortly after birth and complete their immunization according to a particular schedule.’
- ‘THE MMR jab is a triple vaccine protecting against measles, mumps and rubella.’
- ‘Inactivated influenza vaccine contains noninfectious killed viruses and cannot cause influenza.’
- ‘In fact, the aim of the study was to test the toxicity and side effects of the vaccine.’
- ‘Until recently, only inactivated influenza vaccine administered by injection was available for use in the United States.’
- ‘The advent of hepatitis A virus vaccines means that protection may be provided by active immunisation.’
- ‘The goal, however, is to develop an effective malaria vaccine.’
- ‘These children show few adverse reactions to routine vaccinations, including live vaccines.’
- ‘In Africa, private philanthropy is buying vaccines for measles and hepatitis.’
- 1.1Computing A program designed to detect computer viruses and inactivate them.
- ‘I have been working on the computer vaccine for five years.’
- ‘Do you have problem with your computer vaccine when it's service period is over?’
- ‘A vaccine should consume fewer network resources than the virus against which it provides immunity.’
Late 18th century: from Latin vaccinus, from vacca ‘cow’ (because of the early use of the cowpox virus against smallpox).
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