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 theĀ Petrie- Flom Center atĀ 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. Continue reading Bioethics Around the Web – Vaccine Mandates: Second Circuit Reaffirms their Constitutionality

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In The News – California Measles Outbreak

Nagourney, A. Goodnough, A. (21 Jan 2015) Measles Cases Linked to Disneyland Rise, and Debate over Vaccination Intensifies. New York Times. http://nyti.ms/1JazA46 Carroll, R. (17 Jan 2015) Too rich to get sick? Disneyland measles outbreak reflects anti-vaccination trend. The Guardian. http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jan/17/too-rich-sick-disneyland-measles-outbreak-reflects-anti-vaccination-trend The New York Times article reports that as of January 21, California health officials had identified 59 cases of measles this winter; 42 of these cases are linked to an outbreak that began with a Disneyland employee in December. The California Center for Infectious disease is asking Californians who are unvaccinated to get the vaccine and some unvaccinated students … Continue reading In The News – California Measles Outbreak

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