“Anti-vaccine activists have been claiming that statutes abolishing exemptions from school immunization requirements – like SB277 in California – are discriminatory. This post explains why this claim is wrong in both its form: school immunization requirements without exemptions are neither discrimination nor segregation.”
This is the manual about law and vaccines prepared in collaboration between myself, Amanda Naprawa and Voices for Vaccines. It covers a range of issues.
Vaccines: Regulating the Product
Protecting the Public Health: State and Federal Law
Disease Prevention: The CDC’s Role
School Immunization Requirements
Vaccines: Individual Choice and Community Welfare
Community vs. Individual: Achieving a Balance of Rights
Religion, Employment, and Rights
Parental Rights and the Child’s Right to Health
Informed Refusal: The Risks of Not Vaccinating
Increasing Immunization Rates: The Role of the Law
Government-Funded Incentives and Subsidies
Imposing Costs: Civil Lawsuits.
Imposing Costs: No-Fault Options
Limiting Unvaccinated Individuals’ Access
Vaccine Refusal and Criminal Law
Vaccine Injuries: Compensating the Rare Adverse Event.
NVICP vs. the Courts
Are Vaccines “Unavoidably Unsafe?”
What does informed consent mean, and what is needed to achieve informed consent in the vaccine context?
You may hear the claim that the Supreme Court declared vaccines “unavoidably unsafe”. That claim is doubly incorrect. Here is why.