[im-yuh-nuh-zey-shuh n, ih-myoo-]
- the fact or process of becoming immune, as against a disease.
- Finance. a method of protection against fluctuating bond interest rates by investing in securities having different yields and terms.
Origin of immunization
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Examples from the Web for immunization
A lot times they're local, at the site of the immunization, where it was given.Uh Oh: Ebola Vaccine Trials Stop
December 19, 2014
The most promising of these is that of Todd , produced by the immunization of suitable animals.Handbook of Medical Entomology
William Albert Riley
When I took office, immunization levels for preventable childhood diseases had fallen to 70%.
Word Origin and History for immunization
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The process of inducing immunity to an infectious organism or agent in an individual or animal through vaccination.
- A vaccination that induces immunity. A recommended schedule of immunizations for infants and young children includes vaccines against diphtheria, polio, tetanus, measles, mumps, and rubella.
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