The act, art, or practice of vaccinating, or inoculating with the cowpox, in order to prevent or mitigate an attack of smallpox. Cf. Inoculation.
Any inoculation intended to raise immunity to a disease.
The injection into the body of killed or weakened organisms to give the body resistance against disease
A way of producing immunity to a disease by using a vaccine or other preparation to stimulate the body to produce antibodies against the disease. It is usually given by injection, but it may be introduced through scratches into the skin or as a drug taken by mouth. It is also called inoculation.
Injection of a killed or incapacitated microbe or toxin in order to stimulate the immune system against the microbe, thereby preventing disease.
The process of artificially stimulating the immune response in an animal to a an altered biological material resulting in resistance to an infectious disease.
Procedures for immunization against an infectious disease.
Giving a killed or weakened virus or bacteria in order to stimulate the immune system to protect the person from that organism at next exposure.
Deliberate induction of adaptive immunity to a pathogen by injecting a vaccine, a dead or attenuated (non-pathogenic) form of the pathogen.
Giving a small amount of killed or weakened form of a disease to give immunity against catching the disease. Some vaccines are live and should not be given to people having chemotherapy.
See preventive immunization.
The process of protecting against diseases by inoculating with active artificial immunity.
Injection of virus or bacteria or their proteins into the body, to induce immunization. The injected material is usually attenuated (weakened) before injection.
Administration of killed or weakened infectious organisms, or their parts or products, to prevent the disease.
The administration of a killed or weakened infectious organism in order to prevent the disease.
a process where individuals are given a substance, such as a vaccine, to make them resistant or less susceptible to a disease. The vaccine can be given by injection or orally.
Injection, into the body, of killed or attenuated microorganisms to develop resistance of an infectious disease.
This is the process of receiving a vaccine. Not all those receiving a vaccine will develop an immune response.
Treatment to render an individual resistant or immune to a particular infectious disease.
The introduction into humans or domestic animals of microorganisms that have previously been treated to make them harmless for the purpose of inducing the development of immunity.
taking a vaccine as a precaution against contracting a disease
a convenient means of immunizing animals with recombinant parasite antigens
a good idea for individuals with chronic liver diseases, such as hepatitis B or hepatitis C, because the vaccine can prevent additional liver damage
an effective means of eliciting strong humoral immunity to a number of viral antigens
an experimental technique for protecting an organism against disease by injecting it with naked DNA to produce an immunological response
an injection given to your cat that contains a deactivated, or killed, form of a disease, often called a virus
an injection of an actual disease
an injection that stimulates an immune response against a specific disease
an injection that stimulates your body to produce antibodies, protecting you from hepatitis A
a novel immunization strategy that has great potential for the development of vaccines and immune therapeutics
a prudent precaution for travelers
a shot of a harmless piece of the disease-causing organism into the body to trigger the immune and make antibodies to mark it, those antibodies will always be available to recognize that antigen and mark it if it is ever introduced into the body again
a small weakened version of the disease in question to familiarise the immune system with the potential threat
a type of immunization
a weakened or inactive form of a pathogen given to enable the immune system to respond and produce immunity to it
Inoculation with weakened or dead microorganisms to develop immunity and prevent disease caused by the regular strain of that microorganism.
The introduction, through injection or orally, of weakened bacteria or viruses to prevent or reduce the effects of a related infectious disease. Proper vaccination in children prevents many childhood diseases that are potentialIy life-threatening.
The term was coined by Edward Jenner to describe the inoculation of material from a cowpox lesion in order to stimulate a resistance to smallpox. Louis Pasteur expanded the meaning to cover any preventative inoculation.
injection of a weakened or mild form of a disease-causing agent to produce immunity.
the process of rendering an animal immune.
Vaccination is the deliberate induction of protective immunity to a pathogen by administration of non-pathogenic forms of the pathogen or its antigens to induce a memory immune response.
Injection/introduction of a killed or weakened infectious organism in order to prevent the disease.
an inoculation, usually a shot, to protect against a particular disease
Injection, given to healthy animals, used to stimulate prolonged immunity to specific diseases.
An injection given to stimulate immunity to disease
Inoculation taken to ward off potential infectious diseases. The most common vaccinations for the international traveller are cholera, yellow fever and malaria.
The introduction into the body of bacteria or viruses (or parts or products of them) that have previously been treated to make them harmless for the purposes of inducing the development of immunity. (See also immunization.)
to induce immunity by the presentation of whole or part of a pathogen to the body in order to stimulate an immune response. See immunization. Originally developed by Edward Jenner using material from cow pox lesions, the term is from the Latin "vacca" meaning "cow." See Immunization. "Vaccination" and "Immunization" are often used synonymously.
A form of immunization in which killed or weakened microorganisms are placed into the body, where antibodies against them are developed; if the same types of microorganisms enter the body again, they will be destroyed by the antibodies.
The introduction into the skin, of the cowpox virus, to induce immunity against smallpox
The administration of a vaccine. [The terms vaccination and immunisation are not exactly the same; vaccination is the process of giving a vaccine, while immunisation is the process of both giving a vaccine and the body developing an immune response as a result of the vaccine.
(Latin, vacca = cow) because the first vaccine was obtained from cows, the cowpox virus, by Edward Jenner. Vaccination is the process of inoculation of a substance (vaccine) into the body for the purpose of producing active immunity against a disease. Vaccination is therefore a misnomer, used initially by Louis Pasteur, for inoculation. (More? Viral Infection | Rubella | The Jenner Museum)
The process of protecting against infectious disease by introducing into the body a vaccine that stimulates a primary immune response and the production of memory cells against the disease-causing agent.
a technique to produce protective antibodies against an infection by exposing the immune system to a vaccine made of living or dead organisms.
Administration of weakened or killed bacteria or virus to stimulate immunity and protection against further exposure to that agent.
injection that builds your bodyâ€™s resistance to an infection
Injection of a weakened or killed microorganism (bacterium or virus) given for the prevention or treatment of infectious diseases.
A shot given to protect against a disease.
introduction of a vaccine into the body to produce immunity.
Administration of a vaccine in order to protect against a particular disease.
Another word for immunization.
The administration of a vaccine to an animal. This term is often used interchangeably with immunization and inoculation (the administration of a microorganism to an animal).
Inoculation of a substance (i.e. vaccine) into the body for the purpose of producing active immunity against a disease. Initially associated with smallpox vaccination but now often used interchangeably with immunization. See Vaccine.
Medicine activating production of antibodies to cure disease.
Administration of a vaccine to stimulate an immune response.
A process by which small amounts of infective material, or material similar to that which is infective, is introduced into individuals to increase their resistance to disease. Sometimes, it is used in the general sense to refer to the process of immunization.
Vaccination or immunisation is usually given by an injection that makes the body's immune system produce antibodies that will fight off a virus.
Inoculation with weakened or dead micro organisms to develop immunity and prevent disease caused by the regular strain of that micro organism.
The use of a vaccine to induce specific immunity to prevent (prophylactic vaccination) or to treat (therapeutic vaccination) a disease.
Vaccination is the process of administering weakened or dead pathogens to a healthy person or animal, with the intent of conferring immunity against a targeted form of a related disease agent.