Legal Challenges Underlying COVID-19 Vaccinations

Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics (JLME), Forthcoming 2021

7 Pages Posted: 22 Jun 2021

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James G. Hodge

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

Jennifer L. Piatt

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

Leila Barraza

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

Rebecca Freed

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

Summer Ghaith

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

Nora Wells

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

Date Written: June 14, 2021

Abstract

Immunizing hundreds of millions against COVID-19 through the most extensive national vaccine roll-out ever undertaken in the United States has generated significant law and policy challenges. Beyond initial controversies in the development and FDA authorization of the vaccines, multiple issues pervade their real-time allocation and administration. This commentary briefly examines premier law and policy issues shaping the COVID-19 national vaccination campaign.

Keywords: COVID-19, vaccine, immunization, emergency, preparedness, law, policy, challenges, religious, freedom, constitution, cases, mandate, passport, immunization, consent, mandatory, voluntary, liability, school, college

Suggested Citation

Hodge, James G. and Piatt, Jennifer and Barraza, Leila and Freed, Rebecca and Ghaith, Summer and Wells, Nora, Legal Challenges Underlying COVID-19 Vaccinations (June 14, 2021). Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics (JLME), Forthcoming 2021, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3868377 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3868377

James G. Hodge (Contact Author)

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

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Jennifer Piatt

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

111 E. Taylor Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
United States

Leila Barraza

Network for Public Health Law ( email )

Saint Paul, MN
United States

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

Tucson, AZ

Rebecca Freed

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

Box 877906
Tempe, AZ
United States

Summer Ghaith

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

Box 877906
Tempe, AZ
United States

Nora Wells

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

Box 877906
Tempe, AZ
United States

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