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vaccinate

verb [T] uk   /ˈvæk.sɪ.neɪt/ us  
C2 to give someone a vaccine, usually by injection, to prevent them from getting a disease: The children were vaccinated against the major childhood diseases.
vaccination
noun [C or U] uk   /ˌvæk.sɪˈneɪ.ʃən/ us  
C2 All the children have received two vaccinations against measles.
Translations of “vaccinate”
in Korean 예방 주사를 맞히다…
in Arabic يُلَقِّح…
in Portuguese vacinar…
in Catalan vacunar…
in Japanese 予防接種をする…
in Italian vaccinare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 給…接種疫苗…
in Russian делать прививку…
in Turkish aşı yapmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 给…接种疫苗…
in Polish szczepić…
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