Definition of revaccinate in English:

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revaccinate

Pronunciation: /ˌrēˈvaksəˌnāt/

verb

[with object]
Vaccinate again for the same disease.
Example sentences
  • We have to say to parents, ‘There is a possibility the vaccine your child had did not work and we recommend your child is revaccinated with the MMR vaccine’.
  • Persons at high risk who were vaccinated before travel during the previous season should be revaccinated with the current vaccine in the following fall or winter.
  • High-risk children who were vaccinated when they were younger than four years should be revaccinated after two to three years if they are still at a high risk.

Derivatives

revaccination

noun
Example sentences
  • As I had been vaccinated in infancy, I did not require revaccination, but my mother knew that I needed a red ribbon like everyone else so, as a wise parent, she put one on my arm.
  • Two to three punctures are recommended for primary vaccination; 15 punctures are recommended for revaccination.
  • Children can achieve or re-achieve detectable levels of protective antibodies after revaccination during combination antiretroviral treatment.

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Syllabification: re·vac·ci·nate

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