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Good reasons to vaccinate: Mandatory or payment for risk?

Abstract:

Mandatory vaccination, including for COVID-19, can be ethically justified if the threat to public health is grave, the confidence in safety and effectiveness is high, the expected utility of mandatory vaccination is greater than the alternatives and the penalties or costs for non-compliance are proportionate. I describe an algorithm for justified mandatory vaccination. Penalties or costs could include withholding of benefits, imposition of fines, provision of community service or loss of free...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Medical Ethics Journal website
Publication date:
2020-11-05
Acceptance date:
2020-10-22
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ISSN:
0306-6800
Pubs id:
1139875
Local pid:
pubs:1139875
Language:
English
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