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We may need to rethink the way we produce and sell vaccines. An Introduction to Community Health (1995)It was his case that the brain damage was caused by the vaccine. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We look to the vaccine industry to produce the required quantities of vaccine as quickly as possible. Times, Sunday Times (2009)One particular challenge has been finding enough sterile manufacturing capacity to produce the vaccine. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This would mean stopping the production of seasonal vaccines that protect against infections that cause hundreds of thousands of deaths each year. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It could also trigger a recommendation that drug companies switch production from vaccines for seasonal strains of flu to the pandemic virus. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He was the first to use vaccines for rabies, anthrax and chicken cholera. Times, Sunday Times (2007)If you can get a vaccine for this disease, then you can talk about elimination. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There are now 27 vaccines available to combat different diseases. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The vaccine might itself cause deaths, but this must be set against lives saved by speed. Times, Sunday Times (2006)All vaccines can also cause redness, soreness and swelling at the site of the injection. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Can we now treat this vaccine as what it is: something that might simply save a life? Times, Sunday Times (2012)The rabies vaccine is extremely effective but you can avoid the disease by keeping away any animal that isn't a pet. The Sun (2012)In theory it can be adapted to attack any form of cancer and should offer lasting protection against a relapse, much like a vaccine against a virus. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He had limited medical equipment, no blood bank, no drugs to treat the disease and no vaccine to combat its spread. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Both companies have been competing to sell smallpox vaccines to the US Government. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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British English: vaccine NOUN
A vaccine is a substance containing a harmless form of a particular disease. It is given to people to prevent them from getting that disease.
Anti-malarial vaccines are now undergoing trials.
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