un·​vac·​ci·​nat·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈvak-sə-ˌnā-təd How to pronounce unvaccinated (audio) \

Definition of unvaccinated

: not having received a vaccine : not vaccinated children unvaccinated for measles

Examples of unvaccinated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Our highest priority still is getting the unvaccinated vaccinated. NBC News, 19 Sep. 2021 The virus’s more contagious Delta variant gained a foothold among the unvaccinated populations and spread like wildfire. New York Times, 19 Sep. 2021 The half of the police force that’s unvaccinated doesn’t live in Bethel. Olivia Ebertz, Anchorage Daily News, 19 Sep. 2021 However, it was disabled at the request of the children because of negative comments about their parents being unvaccinated. Brendel Hightower, Detroit Free Press, 19 Sep. 2021 Note that 11 cases per 10,000 person weeks is still a small number compared to the rate of cases among the unvaccinated — it’s not that the Pfizer vaccine doesn’t provide any protection! Andy Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 18 Sep. 2021 Of the 5% who reported their status as unvaccinated, a little over 2% are either partially vaccinated or plan to get the shot, officials said. oregonlive, 18 Sep. 2021 Others, particularly the director general of the World Health Organization, argue that Americans would benefit far more by getting initial shots to the unvaccinated around the world. Jeanine Santucci, USA TODAY, 17 Sep. 2021 But the delta variant has been infecting the unvaccinated in large numbers, especially younger people, and hospitalizations in Texas doubled in August from their July high. Dallas News, 17 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of unvaccinated

1871, in the meaning defined above

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“Unvaccinated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unvaccinated. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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un·​vac·​ci·​nat·​ed | \ -ˈvak-sə-ˌnāt-əd How to pronounce unvaccinated (audio) \

Medical Definition of unvaccinated

: not vaccinated unvaccinated children


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