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vaccine

Pronunciation: /vækˈsiːn; ˈvæksiːn; ˈvæksiːn/

Translation of vaccine in Spanish:

noun/nombre

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  • vacuna (feminine) smallpox vaccine vacuna contra la viruela (before noun/delante del nombre) vaccine damage encefalitis (feminine) vaccínica or vacunal
    Example sentences
    • Immunisation with the influenza vaccine is recommended for asthmatic people.
    • They have proved that a vaccine which immunises against the disease is more likely to work in humans.
    • These children show few adverse reactions to routine vaccinations, including live vaccines.

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Today is the Día de los Santos Inocentes, a religious festival celebrated in the Spanish-speaking world to commemorate the New Testament story of the massacre of the "Innocents", by playing practical jokes, or inocentadas, on one another. The classic inocentada is to hang paper dolls on someone's back without their knowing. Spoof news stories also appear in newspapers and the media.