- Inoculation with a vaccine in order to protect a particular disease or strain of disease
Etymology: From Latin vacca, "cow". The term was coined by Edward Jenner (1749-1823) who infected people with weakened cowpox viruses to immunise them againt the disease.
- Dutch: vaccinatie
- German: Impfung
- Spanish: vacunación
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