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Balancing incentives and disincentives for vaccination in a pandemic

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We review the possibilities for and ethics of the use incentives and disincentives to increase vaccination uptake. We argue that disincentives (or mandatory vaccination), such as fines, restriction of movement or education and withholding of benefits can be justified depending on four factors: the gravity of the public health emergency, the safety and effectiveness of vaccines, the comparative expected utility of mandatory measures compared to other alternatives, and the proportionality of co...

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10.1038/s41591-021-01466-8

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
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Philosophy Faculty
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Publisher:
Springer Nature
Journal:
Nature Medicine More from this journal
Volume:
27
Issue:
2021
Pages:
1500–1503
Publication date:
2021-09-06
Acceptance date:
2021-07-12
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1546-170X
ISSN:
1078-8956
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English
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Comment
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1186115
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2021-07-13

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