prophylactic vaccination


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prophylactic vaccination

[‚pro·fə‚lak·tic ‚vak·sə′nā·shən]
(immunology)
Vaccination occurring before exposure to pathogens.
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Prophylactic vaccinations and long acting penicillin should be used to decrease the chance of post splenectomy sepsis.
Investigators studied the effect of prophylactic vaccination in women naive to the four viral subtypes targeted by the vaccine (6, 11, 16, and 18), as well as women in each of the other groups listed above.
However, the ban on prophylactic vaccination introduced in 1992 by Directive 90/423/EEC remains in force.
dietary and laundry) pending prophylactic vaccination of the exposed and expanded staff.
Both last December's scientific conference on foot-and-mouth in Brussels and the Royal Society report issued recently reject routine, prophylactic vaccination and advocate maintenance of the EU and UK's ``footand-mouth free without vaccination'' status.
Unanswered questions about vaccination therapy include the duration of response and whether prophylactic vaccination of high-risk patients will result in primary prevention.