Individual versus public priorities in the determination of optimal vaccination policies.

@article{Fine1986IndividualVP,
  title={Individual versus public priorities in the determination of optimal vaccination policies.},
  author={Paul E. M. Fine and J A Clarkson},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={1986},
  volume={124 6},
  pages={1012-20}
}
There is a tendency for governments to decide whether or not to offer routine vaccination on the basis of arguments of financial cost, whereas individuals decide whether or not to accept vaccination on the basis of their perception of the risks involved. Furthermore, some vaccines impart, or appear to impart, a degree of indirect protection to nonvaccinated individuals in the community. For both of these reasons, public motives concerning vaccination differ from those of the individual. The… CONTINUE READING