Definitions

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  • adj. Not having been immunized.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ immunized

Examples

  • Herd immunity occurs when a high-enough percentage of a population has been successfully vaccinated to create a barrier in which the immune members of society protect the unimmunized by making it impossible for a virus to spread in the first place.

    The Panic Virus

  • Like many global health professionals, I've spent days traveling by airplane, bus, motorcycle and foot to remote villages in Africa and Asia, only to find Coca-Cola distribution businesses thriving, while children visiting health centers remain unimmunized and without essential medicines.

    Dr. Orin Levine: What Can Global Health Learn From Coca-Cola?

  • For Allan LaReau of Kalamazoo, Mich., and his 11 colleagues at Bronson Rambling Road Pediatrics, who chose in 2010 to stop working with vaccine-refusing families, a major factor was the concern that unimmunized children could pose a danger in the waiting room to infants or sick children who haven't yet been fully vaccinated.

    More Doctors 'Fire' Vaccine Refusers

  • Treatment for the diseases cost much more than the vaccines, so the unimmunized child's family or society will bear these costs.

    Vaccines and Society

  • Studies have shown that unimmunized children are more likely to get vaccine-preventable diseases if there is an outbreak than those who have been immunized.

    Vaccines and Society

  • Families that have received vaccines and contract a vaccine-preventable disease from an unimmunized person will need to pay the medical costs incurred by the disease.

    Vaccines and Society

  • If the unimmunized child gets a preventable disease, he or she may pass that disease to other unimmunized people in the community.

    Vaccines and Society

  • Even when people are immunized, there is always a small percentage of them for whom the vaccine did not work or their immunity has waned; so these people will also be at increased risk if an unimmunized child gets a preventable disease.

    Vaccines and Society

  • Some may be forced to become migrant laborers, their children unimmunized and uneducated by virtue of their itinerant life.

    Tim Hanstad: The Myth of Cheap Land

  • It seems to be able to find any unimmunized child.

    Polio Spreads in Central Africa

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