Other Services and Procedures
A proposal to reduce vaccine exemptions while respecting rights of conscience
- Stacie Kershner et al | . . . [C]lustered outbreaks of deadly and highly contagious, but vaccine-preventable, diseases are becoming frustratingly routine around the country. These outbreaks are caused by some parents' decision to claim religious and philosophical exemptions to state mandates that children must be vaccinated in order to attend school.
In response, prominent health organizations and advocacy groups have called on state legislatures to eliminate religious and philosophical exemptions. . . .
In a collaboration among legal scholars and public health experts, we have developed an alternative approach: a model law that aims to reduce the number of parents who decline to vaccinate their children while respecting freedom of conscience. . .
3 ethical reasons for vaccinating your children
- Joel Michael Reynolds | Across the country, billboards are popping up suggesting that vaccines can kill children, when the science behind vaccination is crystal clear – vaccinations are extremely safe. . . As a bioethicist who investigates how societal values impact medicine, I consider such decisions to be downright indefensible. And here are three reasons why.