To be sure, I do think this is one of the best arguments for universal vaccination: parents don't send any message by vaccination.
Of course not—the delivery of vaccine from manufacturer to arm is only part of the problem for any vaccination program.
And groups like the Australian vaccination Network spread—and continue to spread—outright falsehoods about vaccines.
When my daughter was born six years ago, I lost many nights of sleep worrying about vaccination.
The facts are not faintly controversial for those who believe in reality: vaccination saves lives, families, and dollars.
Since vaccination had become general, smallpox cases had fallen by at least one-half.
vaccination in those days was by no means the universal custom that it now is.
There is a vaccination department for the purpose of preventing the ravages of small-pox.
Since vaccination became the rule, however, there are very few cases.
She was then at Philadelphia, and at the moment of his introduction to her was undergoing the process of vaccination.
1803, used by British physician Edward Jenner (1749-1823) for the technique he devised of preventing smallpox by injecting people with the cowpox virus (variolae vaccinae), from vaccine (adj.) "pertaining to cows, from cows" (1798), from Latin vaccinus "from cows," from vacca "cow" (bos being originally "ox," "a loan word from a rural dialect" according to Buck, who cites Umbrian bue). "The use of the term for diseases other than smallpox is due to Pasteur" [OED].
vaccination vac·ci·na·tion (vāk'sə-nā'shən)
Inoculation with a vaccine in order to protect against a particular disease.
A scar left on the skin by vaccinating.