(CDC) Definition of Terms: Vaccine, Vaccination

2012 – Vaccination: Injection of a killed or weakened infectious organism in order to prevent the disease

… Vaccine: A product that produces immunity therefore protecting the body from the disease

2018 – Vaccination: The act of introducing a vaccine into the body to produce immunity to a specific disease

… Vaccine: A product that stimulates a person’s immune system to produce immunity to a specific disease, protecting the person from that disease

September 1, 2021 – Vaccination: The act of introducing a vaccine into the body to produce protection from a specific disease

… Vaccine: A preparation that is used to stimulate the body’s immune response against diseases

                CDC – 2012

 

                CDC – 2018

 

                CDC – September 1, 2021

 

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