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Prophylaxis vs. Vaccination

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Prophylaxisnoun

(medicine) Prevention of, or protective treatment for disease.

Vaccinationnoun

Inoculation with a vaccine, in order to protect from a particular disease or strain of disease.

Prophylaxisnoun

(chess) A move or strategy that frustrates an opponent's plan or tactic.

Vaccinationnoun

The act, art, or practice of vaccinating, or inoculating with the cowpox, in order to prevent or mitigate an attack of smallpox. Cf. Inoculation.

Prophylaxisnoun

The art of preserving from, or of preventing, disease; the observance of the rules necessary for the preservation of health; preservative or preventive treatment.

Vaccinationnoun

Any inoculation intended to raise immunity to a disease.

Prophylaxisnoun

the prevention of disease

Vaccinationnoun

taking a vaccine as a precaution against contracting a disease

Vaccinationnoun

the scar left following innoculation with a vaccine

Vaccinationnoun

treatment with a vaccine to produce immunity against a disease; inoculation

‘if you think you need a flu vaccination, check with your doctor’; ‘vaccination against yellow fever is essential’;

Vaccination

Vaccination is the administration of a vaccine to help the immune system develop protection from a disease. Vaccines contain a microorganism or virus in a weakened, live or killed state, or proteins or toxins from the organism.

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