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Conscientious objection to vaccination

Abstract:

People refuse vaccines for themselves or for their dependants for a variety of reasons. These include the beliefs that vaccines cause health problems, that they are not really effective, that they are manufactured in unsafe ways, and that diseases are better dealt with by other means. There are also people who decide not to vaccinate out of a selfish desire to free-ride on the herd immunity achieved by the vaccinations of others (Navin 2013b; May 2005). Still others refuse to take vaccines o...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1111/bioe.12326

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Oxford, HUM, Philosophy Faculty
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Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Bioethics Journal website
Volume:
31
Issue:
3
Pages:
155–161
Publication date:
2016-12-23
Acceptance date:
2016-10-14
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EISSN:
1467-8519
ISSN:
0269-9702
Pubs id:
pubs:652865
URN:
uri:e873d01e-cde3-4390-a79b-c664ef7e1e14
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uuid:e873d01e-cde3-4390-a79b-c664ef7e1e14
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pubs:652865

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