Ethics and immunization policy: promoting dialogue to sustain consensus.

  title={Ethics and immunization policy: promoting dialogue to sustain consensus.},
  author={Chris Feudtner and Edgar K. Marcuse},
  volume={107 5},
The societal consensus that has supported the United States' universal childhood immunization programs for the past 50 years shows signs of eroding. This article proposes a systematic approach to evaluate immunization policy options. Through a unifying framework that combines epidemiologic, economic, and ethical concerns, this approach promotes a clearer understanding of underlying issues and inherent tradeoffs between alternative policies. Such a systematic examination of policy options could… CONTINUE READING

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