Immunisation vs Immunization - What's the difference?

immunisation | immunization | Alternative forms |

Immunisation is an alternative form of immunization.


As nouns the difference between immunisation and immunization

is that immunisation is (british|immunology) while immunization is (us|uncountable) the process by which an individual is exposed to a material that is designed to prime his or her immune system against that material.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

immunisation

English

Noun

  • (British, immunology)
  • immunization

    English

    Alternative forms

    * immunisation (UK)

    Noun

  • (US, uncountable) The process by which an individual is exposed to a material that is designed to prime his or her immune system against that material.
  • Immunization against influenza is important for all child-care workers.
  • (US, countable) One such exposure.
  • The first immunization a baby gets is against HBV.

    Usage notes

    This term usually involves the vaccine instead of the nosode.

    Derived terms

    * active immunization, active immunisation * passive immunization, passive immunisation