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immunize

verb counterbalance, countervail, free, grant immunity, guard against, inoculate, make safe, not affected by, offset, preserve, privileged, protect, resist, safeguard, shield, shield from damage, shield from danger, shield from injury, unsusceptible to, vaccinate against
See also: protect
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When the data are available, I expect we will have sound reasons to immunize males against HPV But studies showing that these vaccines prevent genital warts have not yet been published, and it will be perhaps 3-5 years before we see strong evidence regarding cancer prevention benefits.
To immunize a portfolio, the weighted average duration of all bonds in the portfolio must equal the investment horizon.
However, this theory has never before been advanced beyond animal research so the discovery that human stem cells are able to immunize against colon cancer is both new and unexpected.
Paulette Rock of Sherman Oaks did a lot of research before deciding to immunize her son Sebastian, now 1.
Its expressive element no more immunizes its functional aspects from regulation than the expressive motives of an assassin immunize the assassin's action.
Given the controversial nature of much of the immunization information available on the Internet, Coloradans might be surprised to learn most parents in the state do choose to immunize their children," said Joni Reynolds, director of the Colorado Immunization Program at the Department of Public Health and Environment.
Because the vaccine can have serious side effects, a debate has erupted over whether to widely vaccinate the public after an outbreak or just immunize people in the area where the outbreak occurs, a strategy called ring vaccination (SN: 4/5/03, p.
It adds that the first priority of all countries concerning this issue should be to immunize as many infants as possible with existing vaccines.