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noun 
  1. Inoculation with a vaccine in order to protect a particular disease or strain of disease
Translations: 
  • Dutch: vaccinatie
  • German: Impfung
  • Spanish: vacunación
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.


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