an enemy image created by Big Pharma. The word was first registered by a dictionary in 2008, although the meaning has expanded since then to include resistance to coerced injections. The implicit meaning is that the person so described is against an object, i.e. “the vaccine” and not the process by which it emerged or who believes that drugs should be safe.
Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban stated in November 2021:
In the end, everyone will have to be vaccinated; even the anti-vaxxers will realize that they will either get vaccinated or die.
As of July 2021 Miriam Webster defined “anti-vaxxer” as “a person who opposes vaccination or laws that mandate vaccination”.
According to psychologist, “their brains work differently”. Certain personality traits are linked to reluctance to obtain a Covid-19 vaccine, specifically psychopathy, Machiavellianism and collective narcissism, as these traits have previously been linked to heightened conspiracy mentalities.
In November 2021, Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health stated: “To those who could be vaccinated but aren’t, who are only focusing on themselves, believing misinformation and false narratives, and more and more are acting with inappropriate anger, shame on you”, said 
In December 2021, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declared that people who do not get vaccinated against COVID-19 don’t believe in science/progress and are very often misogynistic and racist. “It’s a very small group of people, but that doesn’t shy away from the fact that they take up some space…This leads us, as a leader and as a country, to make a choice: Do we tolerate these people?”
The Washington Post believes anti-vaccine extremism is akin to domestic terrorism..
On the question of COVID-19 Vaccines, Jane Orient, Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (the majority of whom had not received two such injections), stated:
“It is wrong to call a person who declines a shot an “anti-vaxxer“. Virtually no physicians are “anti-antibiotics” or “anti-surgery”, whereas all are opposed to treatments that they think are unnecessary, more likely to harm than to benefit an individual patient, or inadequately tested.”
Jane Orient (July 2021) 
Refusers are more likely to come from well-educated and higher income areas than non-refusers. Unvaccinated children tended to be white, to have a mother who was married and had a college degree, to live in a household with an annual income exceeding 75,000 dollars, and to have parents who expressed concerns regarding the safety of vaccines and indicated that medical doctors have little influence over vaccination decisions for their children.