an·​ti-vac·​cine | \ ˌan-ˌtī-(ˈ)vak-¦sēn How to pronounce anti-vaccine (audio) , ˌan-tē- \

Definition of anti-vaccine

: opposed to the use of vaccines A handful of parents and anti-vaccine activists told lawmakers on the House Health and Human Services Committee that they believe vaccines are responsible for countless cases of autism, learning disabilities and death.— Jim Hughes, Denver Post, 24 Mar. 2005

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First Known Use of anti-vaccine

1806, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anti-vaccine

anti- entry 1 + vaccine entry 2

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“Anti-vaccine.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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