anti-vaxxer

anti-vaxxer

One who is opposed to the administering of vaccines, especially to children. "Vaxx" is short for "vaccine." Anti-vaxxers usually believe that vaccines are linked to illness.
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One expert believes the "anti-vaxxer" movement has a lot to do with it.
The latter claims a measles vaccination gave her son autism, and this unfounded allegation is now cited by anti-vaxxer parents as the main reason for not allowing their children to be vaccinated against measles.
Whether intentional or not, those doctors are often seen as endorsing anti-vaxxer beliefs," Dr.
I am now spearheading new initiatives: Pakistan will counter the anti-vaxxer's campaign by launching a campaign targeting public perception in November this year.
Stoller is a noted anti-vaxxer who has been prominently praised by parents on Google for providing such exemptions.
While Williamson drew recent attention for her anti-vaxxer comments, there have been other controversies surrounding her. 
In an Instagram post, Biel argued that she was not "anti-vaxxer" but was opposing legislation to tighten up California immunisation laws.
That means most unvaccinated kids have to wait until they turn 18 to overrule anti-vaxxer parents--but there are exceptions.
We've probably all heard the term "anti-vaxxer" in recent years - as far back as when former doctor Andrew Wakefield's research apparently found a link between the MMR vaccine and autism.
From the responses I have seen on social media to posts about this study by people trying to allay anti-vaxxer's fears, I suspect that even this will not be enough to turn the tide.
A small portion of the anti-vaxxer community believes these ailments are just part of childhood, and kids are just better off working through it.
The culprits: weak government health warnings and barrio penetration, and a rash of fake vaccines and anti-vaxxer false news.
Australia has denied entry to other foreigners on character grounds, among them troubled R&B singer Chris Brown, convicted classified document leaker Chelsea Manning, anti-vaxxer Kent Heckenlively and Gavin McInnes, founder of the all-male far-right group Proud Boys.
In particular, we examine how the label "anti-vaxxer" was applied broadly to account for any and all parents opposed to or anxious about vaccines.