TRIVIAL PURSUITS: From Where Does the Word ‘Vaccine’ Originate?

There are numerous vaccines to prevent us from contracting various ailments, including influenza.

From where does the word “vaccine” originate?

“Vaccine’ is derived from Latin vaccina, feminine of vaccinus, meaning “pertaining to a cow.”

The word “vaccination” was used by British physician Edward Jenner (1749-1823) for the technique he devised of preventing smallpox by injecting people with the cowpox virus.

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