anti-vaccination

adjective

an·​ti-vac·​ci·​n·​ation
ˌan-tē-ˌvak-sə-ˈnā-shən,
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

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-vaccination. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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