ˌan-ˌtī- How to pronounce anti-vaccination (audio)
: opposed to vaccination
But state health officials and vaccine proponents have argued that unvaccinated children pose a health risk to others. They point to the recent measles outbreak in Johnson County and elsewhere, a disease that has reappeared since the anti-vaccination movement has grown.Sarah Ritter
Anti-vaccination parents have slammed a new law that bans unimmunised children from kindergartens.Thomas Duff

Examples of anti-vaccination in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ever since the vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna were authorized in late 2020, anti-vaccination groups in the U.S. have blamed the shots for fatal heart problems in young athletes. Berkeley Lovelace Jr., NBC News, 11 Apr. 2024 Meanwhile, Rodgers grew into a divisive figure in American culture after revealing his anti-vaccination views in the fall of 2021. Martha Ross, The Mercury News, 21 Mar. 2024 One of the judges the party nominated had been photographed with far-right and anti-vaccination supporters who tried to storm the German Parliament during a protest in 2020. Erika Solomon, New York Times, 13 Mar. 2024 Election deniers, anti-vaccination crusaders, conspiracy theorists. Hannah Allam, Washington Post, 2 Feb. 2024 Such is the case with measles, a disease declared eliminated in the United States in 2000 that is making a big comeback due in part to anti-vaccination myths and misconceptions. Pat Bass, Md, Verywell Health, 19 Jan. 2024 But here’s an easy prediction: The anti-vaccination movement in the U.S. and globally is going to result in the deaths of more children. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 19 Dec. 2023 Among the candidates remaining, DeSantis may be the most famous convert to the politics of anti-vaccination, but, with this subject, Haley has more experience. Darius Tahir, CBS News, 20 Nov. 2023 The spread of anti-vaccination and anti-lockdown messages became an impediment to public health initiatives. WIRED, 26 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-vaccination was in 1849

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Cite this Entry

“Anti-vaccination.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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