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 Some physicians say this house policy is a way to encourage parents to vaccinate their children, while many also use it as a safeguard against unvaccinated kids who might endanger their other patients. Sandee Lamotte And Naomi Thomas, CNN, "Some pediatricians refuse to treat kids if parents reject vaccines, study finds," 15 Sep. 2020 The study is testing whether the vaccine reduces the rate of Covid-19 cases compared with unvaccinated study subjects. Peter Loftus, WSJ, "AstraZeneca Pauses Covid-19 Vaccine Trial After Illness in a U.K. Subject," 8 Sep. 2020 Picture unvaccinated citizens walking around, carrying and transmitting the virus—and giving it extra opportunities to mutate and potentially reinfect others. David Paleologos, USA TODAY, "Paleologos on the poll: We're witnessing a citizenry growing distrustful of government, institutions," 5 Sep. 2020 Another in a group of hospital workers in the United Arab Emirates shows those who got the shot didn’t catch Covid-19, unlike an unvaccinated control group. Marthe Fourcade, Bloomberg.com, "Netherlands to Test Century-Old Tuberculosis Shot for Coronavirus," 1 Sep. 2020 Pediatricians emphasize that their offices are safe and that unvaccinated children could create public health problems beyond COVID-19. Stephanie Innes, The Arizona Republic, "Pediatricians urge Arizona families not to skip childhood vaccines during COVID-19," 14 Aug. 2020 These exemptions allow unvaccinated kids to go to school without immunity to potentially deadly diseases. Krista Kafer, The Denver Post, "Kafer: Vaccination education is great, but non-medical exemptions foolish," 7 Feb. 2020 The three were found guilty Friday of violations of county ordinances relating to unrestrained, unvaccinated and unlicensed animals and the dogs’ bites. Tiffini Theisen, orlandosentinel.com, "Owners fined $12,000 after dogs nearly killed neighbor in Florida," 10 Aug. 2020 Ideally, rates of disease will be 70% lower in vaccinated people than in unvaccinated people. Natalie Dean, Star Tribune, "The right way to get a vaccine at 'warp speed'," 5 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of unvaccinated

1871, in the meaning defined above

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20 Sep 2020

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“Unvaccinated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unvaccinated. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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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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