Measles Vaccination is Best for Children: The Argument for Relying on Herd Immunity Fails

@article{Bester2017MeaslesVI,
  title={Measles Vaccination is Best for Children: The Argument for Relying on Herd Immunity Fails},
  author={Johan Christiaan Bester},
  journal={Journal of Bioethical Inquiry},
  year={2017},
  volume={14},
  pages={375-384}
}
  • J. Bester
  • Published 16 August 2017
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
This article examines an argument which may negatively influence measles vaccination uptake. According to the argument, an individual child in a highly vaccinated society may be better off by being non-vaccinated; the child does not risk vaccine adverse effects and is protected against measles through herd immunity. Firstly, the conclusion of the argument is challenged by showing that herd immunity’s protection is unreliable and inferior to vaccination. Secondly, the logic of the argument is… 
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