booster shot

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Synonyms for booster shot

an additional dose that makes sure the first dose was effective

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WASHINGTON -- Immunizing expectant mothers with the Tdap vaccine booster shot resulted in higher cord serum levels of pertussis toxin antibodies, according to a study from Argentina.
The new booster shot also helps reduce the risk of chronic conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure.
Consumers will buy their usual medicine and will buy this as a booster shot.
Vaccinations decrease the chance of outbreaks for all ages, so parents of children age 6 and younger are encouraged to consult a health care provider, and people ages 11 to 64 are encouraged to receive a one-time booster shot.
The group therefore added a booster shot to the vaccination regimen.
The booster shot, given two weeks later, uses a modified horse virus to deliver the PSCA gene.
In this month's Communication Booster Shot we'll explore how your feet can get you one step closer to relational success.
Despite enjoying a decade of strong growth and stable economic conditions, the government has little room to manoeuvre to give the economy a booster shot in the arm when most needed - instead it is leaning on the business community to shore up its finances.
The vaccine requires a series of six shots in an 18-month period and a booster shot every year after that.
the kid who backed into a corner to avoid a booster shot .
Chapters discuss how vaccines work, the health detriments to over-vaccination such as increased risk of pet cancer or curtailment of the pet's immune system's ability to naturally fight off diseases, factors to keep in mind when deciding when the proper time is for a booster shot, and much more.
Currently, the FDA is reviewing a vaccine that would add pertussis protection to the tetanus-diphtheria booster shot routinely administered to eleven- and twelve-year-olds.
I added an immune booster shot (50p extra) to my energisingsmoothie, and it did make my cold feel better
The Booster Shot could provide discussion points for the participant to think about prior to a coaching session.
It's particularly important to have a booster shot if you have a severe cut or puncture wound and haven't had a booster in the past 5 to 10 years.