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booster dose

booster dose

n
(Medicine) a supplementary injection of a vaccine given to maintain the immunization provided by an earlier dose
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Noun1.booster dose - 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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A BOOSTER DOSE of meningococcal B (MenB) vaccine is necessary to sustain protection for persons aged 10 years and older at increased risk, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
It is administered in one primary dose and a second booster dose. Vaccine supplies will be replenished at the locations as needed.
In case of an epidemic, those who were previously given vaccine for measles should receive a booster dose. The vaccine is very safe and is free in rural health centers.
He said, CPEC, which includes the building of roads, ports, dams,connecting cities, serving unserved areas has provided a much needed booster dose to the economy which will bring benefits to the IT industry too.
He said, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) trade corridor, which includes the building of roads, ports, dams, connecting cities, serving unserved areas, has provided a much needed booster dose to the economy which will bring benefits to the IT industry too.
Doctors and paramedical staff have been assigned special duties.Dr Ahmed said Punjab is the first province in the country to introduce the DPT booster dose in its immunisation program from January this year.
LAHORE -- Lives of millions of children in the largest province of the country are at risk owing to the lack of the booster dose of DTaP vaccine against diphtheria, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Additionally, unpublished data were identified (Pfizer, unpublished data') for participants in the same trial who were enrolled in an extension study designed to evaluate antibody persistence annually for 48 months and response to a single booster dose approximately 48 months after the primary series.
Antitetanus immunoglobulin is produced from plasma of young volunteers who received a booster dose of the tetanus-diphtheria vaccine.
Groups 1 and 3 received booster dose 3 weeks after vaccination, while group 2 received booster dose 10 days after vaccination.
"As an initial step in investigating the potential for reversing this decline in efficacy, we determined that a booster dose of ZV administered to adults [at least] 70 years of age elicits a varicella-zoster virus (VZV) antibody response that is noninferior to that of ZV administered as a first dose," they added