TITLE

Refugees, humanitarian aid and the right to decline vaccinations

AUTHOR(S)
Caplan, A L; Curry, David R
PUB. DATE
March 2015
SOURCE
Journal of Medical Ethics;Mar2015, Vol. 41 Issue 3, p276
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Recent instances of governments and others refusing humanitarian assistance to refugees and IDPs (internally-displaced persons) unless they agreed to polio immunization for their children raise difficult ethical challenges. The authors argue that states have the right and a responsibility to require such vaccinations in instances where the serious vaccine-preventable disease(s) at issue threaten others, including local populations, humanitarian workers, and others in camps or support settings.
ACCESSION #
101402064

 

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