What is it about?
It explores the foundations voluntary vaccination policy and shows that it is threatened by: 1) globalisation, which necessitates preparedness strategies for pandemics 2) children's rights to preventative medicine and thus to vaccination Taking a comparative approach, the article explores methods of compulsion and persuasion from Europe, the US and Australia.
Why is it important?
It is important in demonstrating: 1) The fragility of the voluntary vaccination policies in light of the cumulative impact of globalisation, public health and child welfare considerations. 2) The potential for epidemics to precipitate disproportionate responses that compromise civil liberties and human rights. 3) The importance of a graduated and proportionate public health regulatory response on vaccination
The following have contributed to this page: Professor Emma Cave