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The position of a person who believes that vaccines are generally armful for health and are associated (yet not limited) to the cause of autism in children.

Ignoring the whole body of well documented evidence that vaccines have effectively cured diseases like polio, smallpox and measles, anti-vaxers most common arguments are based on false correlation statistics, mainly seeded by dubious and discredited studies. They will argue that if celebrities like Jenny McCarth, Michele Bachmann and Charlie Sheen agrees with them, then who cares about a scientists opinion?

Anti-vaxers will generally accuse the opposition of partaking in a global "big pharma" conspiracy, if ever they dare to disagree with them.

Such movement poses a real threat for the children. They are particularly vulnerable because of the time they pass in schools classrooms, playing field or any other social gatherings, which can greatly increase the spread of infectious diseases even if a majority of children are vaccinated.
Anti-vaxer arguments in a nutshell:
"I just don't see the evidence for vaccines causing aut..."
- "YOU'RE JUST A SHILL PAID BY BIG PHARMA!!!"
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A person who rejects scientific evidence and puts others in harm's way out of sheer ignorance.
Her anti-vax views run contrary to legitimate research and the advice of the majority of the medical community.
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An individual that has not taken the time to educate themselves on the Supreme Court case Bruesewitz v. Wyeth Inc.. According to the Supreme Court opinion in Smith ex rel. Smith v. Wyeth Labs., Inc., “unavoidably unsafe” things are products that “when given proper manufacture and labeling, no feasible alternative design would reduce the safety risks without compromising the product’s cost and utility.” Under this definition, cars, medications, household cleaners, forks and many more daily use items would be deemed “unavoidably unsafe.” It is given this qualification due to the individuals reaction, not the vaccine itself.
Anti-Vax individuals have also ignored or simply refused to believe the statistics given by the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, which state that of the 3,153,876,236 vaccines given from 01/01/2006 through 12/31/2016, only 3,597 cases presented due to vaccine injury were compensated, with 2,660 of those cases just being settlements, which means the injury was not necessarily caused by the vaccines, so about .000001141% of vaccinations cause injury. If that statistic was interpolated to the USA, with roughly a population of 324,000,000 people, and everyone were to receive vaccines, only ~370 people would be injured.

Anti-vax individuals also put immunosuppressed individuals at risk such as newborns, elderly, cancer patients or AIDS patients. So choosing not to vaccinate affects more than just their kids.
"My 3 year old new born just suffocated to death from diphtheria because of my anti-vax nanny."

"My friend is anti-vax and always comes up with such specific evidence I never know what to say, but when I go home and look it up, it turns out he's just cherry picking words and flimsy evidence."
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The term Anti Vax is a PR created term by the pharmaceutical industry to discredit anyone who questions vaccines, the extensive cdc mandates and the safety.
All these internet trolls who spit out hate and vitriol against Anti Vax, are just foolish tools for the pharmaceutical industry.
by Freedom Writer 101 July 24, 2015
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An individual that has taken the time and educated themselves on the Supreme Court case Bruesewitz VS Wyeth LLC (2/22/11) that ruled vaccines "Unavoidably Unsafe".

They have also taken the time to educate themselves on 42 U.S. Code § 300aa–22 - Standards of Responsibility which shields vaccine makers from all legal actions in direct response to a vaccine causing injury or death.

Their time has also been devoted to educating themselves on (42 U.S.C. §§ 300aa-10 et seq) which lead to the creation of the Vaccine Court.

Anti-Vax also devote time to educating themselves on the Vaccine Injury Compensation Fund, research where this fund gets its money that has been used to pay out over 3.7 billion dollars to families of vaccine injured or vaccine killed individuals. (42 U.S.C. §§ 300aa-1 to 300aa-34)

Anti-Vax also acquaint themselves with the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) also created by (42 U.S.C. §§ 300aa-1 to 300aa-34)

Anti-Vax also make themselves aware the the HHS was sued in October of 2017 by Robert Kennedy Jr. HHS is responsible for regulating the safety of vaccines. In the legal documents from HHS it is discovered that the HHS had no record of vaccine safety studies going back 30 years.

Anti-Vax are individuals well aware that the current vaccine schedule has never been tested, as given, for safety nor efficacy. And are also well aware of the ingredients list for vaccines and how it correlates with EPA toxicity levels.
I'm Anti-Vax after reading the supreme court ruling of "unavoidably unsafe".

Me too! I'm Anti-Vax after reading the lawsuit in which the HHS admitted they had no record of vaccine safety dates later than 1986!
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A term created by the pharmaceutical industry to combat people who question the safety and necessity of vaccines
Our profit margins are dropping, we need a term to vilify those parents who are protesting and questioning vaccines, let's label them as Anti Vax.
by Freedom Writer 101 July 25, 2015
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