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booster shot

n.
An additional dose of an immunizing agent, such as a vaccine or toxoid, given at a time after the initial dose to sustain the immune response elicited by the previous dose of the same agent. Also called booster dose.
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Noun1.booster shot - an additional dose that makes sure the first dose was effective
dose, dosage - a measured portion of medicine taken at any one time
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booster shot

n. búster, inyección de refuerzo; dosis suplementaria; reactivación de una vacuna o agente inmunizador.
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She told RTE's Today With Sean O'Rourke: "We are seeing a drift off in the booster shots in both the second year of life but more particularly the adolescent booster shots.
Dr Thachil said young adults may typically need booster shots for tetanus and diphtheria as it is recommended every 10 years.
The researchers tested the efficacy of immune system training that combines a prime shot with an immunogen (the active ingredient of a vaccine) to activate bNAb precursor cells (germline B cells) with booster shots of other immunogens that trigger mutations in the antibodies until they mature into bNAbs.
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seen as elevating market sentiment unduly by delivering booster shots.
36 million Grade 1 and Grade 7 students in all public schools nationwide should have already been given the tetanus-diphtheria and measles-rubella booster shots.
Booster shots are needed and even then the protection that the vaccine offers wears off after three years, but these are crucial years.
The UAE's National Polio Campaign, a vaccination drive by the Ministry of Health in two phases -- the first from November 16-27 and the second from January 11-22, 2015 -- aims to administer booster shots to 416,000 children in the UAE below the age of five to strengthen their immunity and offer a double elimination advantage.
In the United States, the Tdap booster is recommended at age 11 years, with Td booster shots to follow every 10 years.
In the United States, the Tdap booster is recommended at age 11 years, with Td booster shots to follow every 10 years, but since this has been in place only since 2006, most current mothers have not had a shot since age 6 years.
Although 10 years is indeed the golden rule for booster shots to protect you from tiny scratches, tetanus bacteria are more likely to enter your body through burns and deep punctures from nails or knives.
Meanwhile, the Palace official said some 21,560 children aged up to five years old from 148 barangays in the City of Manila have received anti-measles booster shots.