booster shot


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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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The Center for Disease Control also suggests that all adults over the age of 65 receive a pneumonia shot every year and that they also receive a Td booster shot every 10 years.
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For people born after 1957, immunization recommendations call for a shot between age 1 and 2, and a booster shot either when they start school or at age 11 or 12.
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Getting a booster shot six months later enables the vaccine to last for a lifetime.
The CDC recommends all seniors get a pneumococcal vaccine annually and that every 10 years all adults get a Td booster shot. Keep in mind though that immunizations must be received on the correct schedule.
Rheaume said the DPH is advising parents to talk on a "case-by-case basis" with their children's doctor about whether their children should get a booster shot to further guard against the illness.
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Horses get two shots: An initial vaccination followed by a booster shot 21 days later.
From then on, a single booster shot is needed only once every ten years to maintain adequate immunization.