UGPH GU 10- Public Health and the Law

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Media, Culture & Communication
MCC-UE 1040
Danielle Ompad

vaccinations even as early as 1721Dr Z Boylston an MD in Boston administered vaccine for smallpox became compulsory in late 19th century in Cambridge MAreaction to vaccinationsmany new immigrants not reached with vaccination messagereligious oppositionsome medical resistancedebate over how infectious diseases spreadJacobsen v Massachusetts1902 smallpox epidemic in Boston resulted in forced vaccinations 4 residents resist and are arrestedappeal to supreme court in 1904Supreme Court 4 standards for legitimate exercise of police power for public health purposesnecessity public health measures must be necessary to address the identified public health threatreasonable means measures taken must have reasonable relationship to the goalproportionality the burden of public health measures imposed must not exceed benefits they bringharm avoidance the public health measure should not cause harm to those subjected to it final exam JS Mills On Liberty 1859that principle is that the sole end for which mankind are warranted individually or collectively in interfering with the liberty of action of any of their number is selfprotectionpower can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community against his will
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