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dc.contributor.authorJohn, Stephen
dc.date.accessioned2022-04-27T23:30:46Z
dc.date.available2022-04-27T23:30:46Z
dc.date.issued2022-04-01
dc.identifier.issn0363-7913
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/336524
dc.description.abstractPublic health policy often involves a trade-off between promoting population health and protecting the interests of identifiable individuals. This paper analyses this trade-off as it arises in the context of decisions about the vaccination of children against Covid-19, where vaccination may be in the interests of society as a whole, as a means to stopping transmission, but not in the interests of individual children. The paper argues that the UK's Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation resolved this tension by appeal to a version of a non-maleficence principle. It argues that, while this principle can be a useful guide to some public health policy decision-making, it is inappropriate in the case of vaccination.
dc.format.mediumElectronic
dc.rightsAll Rights Reserved
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dc.subjectCovid-19
dc.subjectpublic health ethics
dc.subjectpublic health policy
dc.subjectvaccination ethics
dc.subjectCOVID-19
dc.subjectChild
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectVaccination
dc.titleNon-Maleficence, Social Benefit and the Vaccination of Children.
dc.typeArticle
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of History And Philosophy of Science
dc.date.updated2022-04-26T15:14:20Z
prism.endingPage12
prism.issueIdentifier3
prism.publicationDate2022
prism.publicationNameR I Med J (2013)
prism.startingPage9
prism.volume105
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.83944
rioxxterms.versionAM
dc.contributor.orcidJohn, Stephen [0000-0002-1062-0188]
dc.identifier.eissn2327-2228
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
pubs.funder-project-idBritish Academy (COV19\200862)
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