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Richard A. Goodman, Richard E. Hoffman, Wilfredo Lopez, Gene W. Matthews, Mark Rothstein, and Karen Foster

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195301489

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301489.001.0001

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Vaccination Mandates: The Public Health Imperative and Individual Rights

Vaccination Mandates: The Public Health Imperative and Individual Rights

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(p.338) Chapter 14 Vaccination Mandates: The Public Health Imperative and Individual Rights
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Law in Public Health Practice
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Kevin M. Malone

Alan R. Hinman

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301489.003.0014

This chapter describes the impact of vaccines in dramatically reducing infectious diseases in the United States, the role of legally mandated vaccination in achieving and sustaining that impact, and the constitutional basis for those mandates. It also includes a brief overview of the federal role and its legal foundations in immunization practices.

Keywords:   public health practice, vaccines, infectious disease, immunization

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