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Someone who discounts scientifically valid medical research pertaining to vaccines in favor of data produced by a discredited researcher.
The anti-vaxxer movement has negatively impacted herd immunity and resulted in outbreaks of presentable diseases.
by Zyndell October 10, 2015
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a person who opposes vaccination/immunization, claiming that the practice is harmful. the term typically carries a derogatory connotation, implying both science illiteracy and a failure to think critically.
We can thank the anti-vaxxers and their ill-informed propaganda for the resurgence in measles and other preventable diseases in the 21st century.
by synthesist October 10, 2015
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Someone who thinks searching Google and reading blogs provides a better education than years of medical school, studying for board exams, and medical practice.
Judy is an anti-vaxxer and thinks she knows more about vaccines than a pediatrician.
by turtlegirl784 October 09, 2015
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Someone who does their own "research" and "draws their own conclusions" about vaccination if that research consists only of confirmation of their pre-existing biases and drawing their own conclusion means subscribing to whatever fearmongering conspiracy is popular at that particular moment
John thinks that vaccines cause autism after using anti-vaxxer sites as his sole source of information
by TempestasTenebrosus October 09, 2015
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A person who thinks that statements from people in Hollywood is more important than scientific consensus when it comes to health care.
Annie has been reading too much Jenny McCarthy, she's a total anti-vaxxer now.
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A particularly toxic kind of narcissist who places their own science illiterate beliefs in woo over the welfare of their own children and that of the general population.
"Oh great, another measles outbreak, thanks to those dumbass anti-vaxxers."
by FactsOverFear October 10, 2015
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A person who thinks they know more about medicine and public health than the overwhelming majority of doctors, scientists, immunologists, and every major health organization across the whole entire planet.
Pfffft, I don't need to believe in "evidence based medicine" & fancy "science" made up by sheeple and shills! I'm an arrogant anti-vaxxer!

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by M'Lynn October 10, 2015
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