Bioethics Around the Web – Vaccine Mandates: Second Circuit Reaffirms their Constitutionality

Vaccine Mandates: Second Circuit Reaffirms their Constitutionality

As posted by on Bill of Health, a blog by the Petrie- Flom Center at Harvard Law School, in January, the Second Circuit reaffirmed that states have the power to mandate vaccination for schoolchildren in Phillips v City of New York. This is good news in light of the recent outbreak of measles and a resurgence of efforts to circumvent or end mandatory vaccination. Mandatory vaccination is an extremely important, powerful part of public health and provides benefits for the entire community.

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