Change of Definition 2

September 10, 2021

On September 1st, 2021 the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) reviewed its website’s definition of the word “vaccination.” “Immunity” has now desappeared.

On September 1st, 2021 the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) reviewed its website’s definition of the word “vaccination”, replacing the word “immunity” with the word “protection.” On CDC official webpage entitled, “Immunization: The Basics”, you can now read “Page last reviewed: September 1, 2021.”

Comparing the same page you can see the difference by yourself. Before you could read:

Definition of Terms
Let’s start by defining several basic terms:

Immunity: Protection from an infectious disease. If you are immune to a disease, you can be exposed to it without becoming infected.

Vaccine: A product that stimulates a person’s immune system to produce immunity to a specific disease, protecting the person from that disease. Vaccines are usually administered through needle injections, but can also be administered by mouth or sprayed into the nose.

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

Immunization: A process by which a person becomes protected against a disease through vaccination. This term is often used interchangeably with vaccination or inoculation.


Now you can read:

“Definition of Terms

Immunity: Protection from an infectious disease. If you are immune to a disease, you can be exposed to it without becoming infected.

Vaccine: A preparation that is used to stimulate the body’s immune response against diseases. Vaccines are usually administered through needle injections, but some can be administered by mouth or sprayed into the nose.

Vaccination: The act of introducing a vaccine into the body to produce protection from a specific disease.

Immunization: A process by which a person becomes protected against a disease through vaccination. This term is often used interchangeably with vaccination or inoculation.”

Read by youself.

New CDC official webpage, entitled “Definition of Terms”
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