Compulsory vaccination and conscientious or philosophical exemptions: past, present, and future

@article{Salmon2006CompulsoryVA,
  title={Compulsory vaccination and conscientious or philosophical exemptions: past, present, and future},
  author={D. Salmon and S. Teret and C. MacIntyre and D. Salisbury and N. Halsey},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2006},
  volume={367},
  pages={436-442}
}
Compulsory vaccination has contributed to the success of immunisation programmes in the USA and Australia, yet the benefits from compulsory vaccination are not universally recognised. Some people--experts and the public alike--believe that the benefits of compulsory vaccination are outweighed by the associated ethical problems. A review of vaccination legislation in the UK, Australia, and the USA raises four main points. First, compulsory vaccination may be effective in preventing disease… Expand
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