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Law Review Articles
Compulsory Vaccination, the Constitution, and the Hepatitis B Mandate for Infants and Young Children
This article focuses on public interest rights versus constitutional rights regarding immunization laws for all citizens, specifically minors.
Don't Give Your Kid That Shot!: The Public Health Threat Posed By Anti-Vaccine Speech And Why Such Speech Is Not Guaranteed Full Protection Under The First Amendment
The purpose of this article is to draw attention to the danger of anti-vaccination speech, and to examine ways in which the law might be used as a tool to regulate such speech in order to prevent the spread of preventable disease and promote the public health.
Do Non-Medical Exemptions to Compulsory Vaccination Programs Violate the Fourteenth Amendment?
This article is focused on the constitutional aspect of vaccination exemptions, specifically on whether belief exemptions may violate the Fourteenth Amendment rights of children whose parents do not claim such exemptions.
Herd Immunity and Compulsory Childhood Vaccination Does the Theory Justify the Law
This article focuses on the doctrine of herd immunity and whether the benefits are justifiable for the welfare of the general public.
Jacobson v. Massachusetts: Impact on Informed Consent and Vaccine Policy***
This article focuses on the impact of informed consent on the vaccine policy.
Leaving the Herd: Rethinking New York's Approach to Compulsory Vaccination
This article evaluates the states legitimate interest in attaining herd immunity, and the implications of the methods used to achieve such a goal.
Needles and Notebooks: The Limits of Requiring Immunization for School Attendance
This article investigates the constraints of freedom placed on students, parents and schools because of compulsory vaccination laws and provisions.
Positive Health: The Human Right to Health Care Under the New York State Constitution
This article argues that the New York State Constitution creates a legal right to equal access to quality health care for all New Yorkers.
School Vaccination Requirements: Historical, Social, and Legal Perspectives
This article analyzes the historic and modern legal, political, philosophical, and social struggles surrounding school vaccination requirements.
A Shot In the Arm: What a Modern Approach to Jacobson v. Massachusetts Means for Mandatory Vaccinations During a Public Health Emergency
This comment states that, argues that, in light of post-Jacobson jurisprudence, freedom from vaccination is a fundamental right requiring strict scrutiny review by the courts, but that a properly crafted vaccination mandate can survive such scrutiny.
Vanishing Vaccinations: Why Are So Many Americans Opting Out of Vaccinating Their Children?
This article focuses on the religious and philosophical beliefs of U.S Citizens. It touches upon the ideas of freedom, the right to autonomy in medical decisions regarding minors, the risks of providing misinformation to parents about vaccines, and the over-perception of risk for immunization procedures.
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