Mandatory Vaccinations: Precedent and Current Laws

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This report provides an overview of the legal precedent for mandatory vaccination laws, and of state laws that require certain individuals or populations, including school-aged children and health care workers, to be vaccinated against various communicable diseases. Also discussed are state laws providing for mandatory vaccinations during a public health emergency or outbreak of a communicable disease.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: May 21, 2014
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Cole, Jared P.

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Swendiman, Kathleen S.

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Publisher Info: Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress
Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: May 21, 2014
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United States
Description:

This report provides an overview of the legal precedent for mandatory vaccination laws, and of state laws that require certain individuals or populations, including school-aged children and health care workers, to be vaccinated against various communicable diseases. Also discussed are state laws providing for mandatory vaccinations during a public health emergency or outbreak of a communicable disease.

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14 pages.

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Congressional Research Service Reports
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