an·​ti-vac·​ci·​n·​ation | \ ˌan-tē-ˌvak-sə-ˈnā-shən, ˌan-ˌtī- How to pronounce anti-vaccination (audio) \

Definition of anti-vaccination

: 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

First Known Use of anti-vaccination

1849, in the meaning defined above

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“Anti-vaccination.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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