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As a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the use of the term anti-vaxxer has both increased and broadened. Anti-vaxxer came to the fore most prominently in the context of childhood immunization, where it is used to refer to someone who opposes the use of vaccines and who is also against policies, laws, etc. requiring vaccination for inclusion in a certain activity (such as attending school).
With the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic and new regulations concerning vaccination against the disease, anti-vaxxer also began to be used to refer to a person who is specifically against COVID-19 vaccines and regulations requiring vaccination against COVID-19.
The term anti-vaxxer is sometimes applied to people who are not against the use of vaccines but who do oppose policies, laws, etc. that require vaccination. People with such views often object to being characterized as anti-vaxxers.