Immunization Laws and Policies Among U.S. Institutes of Higher Education

Barraza, L, Hodge JG, Gulinson CL, Hensley D, Castagne M. Immunization laws and policies among institutes of higher education. Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics. 2019; __(_): ___-___ (Forthcoming).

8 Pages Posted: 28 Jun 2019

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Leila Barraza

University of Arizona - Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health; Network for Public Health Law

James G. Hodge

Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Chelsea L. Gulinson

Center for Public Health Law and Policy; Network for Public Health Law - Western Region Office

Drew Hensley

Arizona State University (ASU), Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Students

Michelle Castagne

Arizona State University (ASU), Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Students; Arizona State University (ASU) - Center for Public Health Law and Policy

Date Written: June 20, 2019

Abstract

Recent outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases (e.g., mumps and meningitis) among young adults at higher education institutions (e.g., university, college, and junior college campuses) have proliferated nationally. Collectively, they illustrate a pressing public health concern regarding low vaccination rates among higher education populations contributing to outbreaks of communicable diseases. A primary cause of these outbreaks are lax requirements for student vaccinations among higher education institutions as a requirement for matriculation. A series of inconsistences and failures concerning vaccination law or policy requirements among select higher education institutions lends to profound public health and ethical repercussions for students and community members. Against the backdrop of rising rates or outbreaks of vaccine-preventable conditions among institutional populations, addressing these findings is vital to alleviate future outbreaks on campuses and surrounding locales.

Keywords: vaccines, vaccination, school, college, university, higher education, laws, requirements, infectious disease, policy

Suggested Citation

Barraza, Leila and Barraza, Leila and Hodge, James G. and Gulinson, Chelsea and Hensley, Drew and Castagne, Michelle, Immunization Laws and Policies Among U.S. Institutes of Higher Education (June 20, 2019). Barraza, L, Hodge JG, Gulinson CL, Hensley D, Castagne M. Immunization laws and policies among institutes of higher education. Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics. 2019; __(_): ___-___ (Forthcoming). , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3407505

Leila Barraza (Contact Author)

University of Arizona - Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health ( email )

Tucson, AZ

Network for Public Health Law ( email )

Saint Paul, MN
United States

James G. Hodge

Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law ( email )

Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
111 E. Taylor Street, MC 9520
Phoenix, AZ 85004-4467
United States
480-727-8576 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://https://law.asu.edu/degree-programs/public-health-law-policy

Chelsea Gulinson

Center for Public Health Law and Policy ( email )

111 E. Taylor St.
Room 440
Phoenix, AZ 85004
United States
4807272091 (Phone)

Network for Public Health Law - Western Region Office ( email )

111 E. Taylor St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
United States
4807272091 (Phone)

Drew Hensley

Arizona State University (ASU), Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Students ( email )

Box 877906
Tempe, AZ
United States

Michelle Castagne

Arizona State University (ASU), Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Students ( email )

Box 877906
Tempe, AZ
United States

Arizona State University (ASU) - Center for Public Health Law and Policy ( email )

United States

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