백신 vs 백신접종 vs 예방접종 [vaccination]

These are useful words to know! They come up a lot in conversation, nowadays.

백신

Vaccine

This is the vaccine itself, the medication that you put into your body.

접종

백신접종

Vaccination

This refers to the act of getting vaccinated.

An example sentence can be seen in the news article shared by 리리! It’s also where I found this word.

예방접종

Vaccination

This is the same as 백신접종; they’re both words indicating the act of getting vaccinated. I was informed that 예방접종 carries the nuance of being used for prevention, where 백신접종 is just the vaccination itself in general.

~ Hannah

Published by Satyanghae Korean (Hannah & Shelbi)

We are just 3 students who wish to share the love and joy of learning Korean through lesson posts and translations! We are doing this for fun, based on our experience and questions we ask native speakers. We are not fluent! Just passionate  ~ Hannah, Shelbi, and Jordan

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