Legal and Policy Responses to Vaccine-Preventable Disease Outbreaks

Leila Barraza, Dorit Reiss, Patricia Freeman

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Laws and policies are vital tools in preventing outbreaks and limiting the further spread of disease, but they can vary in content and implementation. This manuscript provides insight into challenges in responding to recent vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks by examining legislative changes in California, policy changes on certain university campuses, and the laws implicated in a measles outbreak in Minnesota.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-14
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Law, Medicine and Ethics
Issue number2_suppl
StatePublished - Jun 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health Policy


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