Meaning of immunization in English:


Pronunciation /ɪmjʊnʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/

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(also British immunisation)
mass noun
  • The action of making a person or animal immune to infection, typically by inoculation.

    ‘we recommend influenza immunization for all employees’
    • ‘a polio immunization campaign’
    • ‘make sure your immunizations against the disease are updated’
    • ‘Harry received his immunisation at the health centre.’
    • ‘Initially, two immunizations are given about four weeks apart.’
    • ‘Immunization has become a key tool in disease control.’
    • ‘Target immunization rates of 95 per cent are proposed to tackle the remaining diseases.’
    • ‘He was later elected to the hospital board and campaigned hard for the immunisation of young children.’
    • ‘Almost everyone has access to medical care, and there is a high rate of immunization for infants during their first year.’
    • ‘Many children die of measles because immunization is not available.’
    • ‘Do you know where your immunization records are?’
    • ‘Immunization programmes are now widely accepted as an efficient form of preventive medicine.’
    • ‘Traditional immunizations prime the immune system to fight off parasites, bacteria, or viruses.’