Background Despite vaccinations are scientifically proven to be safe and effective public controversies limit their application in many countries. Aims Aim of this review is to provide an overview of biological effects of vaccination and a picture of the ethical dilemmas about compulsory vaccination. Methods We conducted a review on the literature about the subject. Recent news were also included. Results Vaccines are the best weapon against many infectious diseases. The spread of false beliefs among people have led the government authorities to increase compulsory vaccination in order to embank new outbreaks of preventable infectious diseases. Conclusion Even if compulsory is quite drastic approach it could be the on only way to reach an adequate coverage and protect immunoexpressed subjects.

Does compulsory vaccination limit personal freedom? Ethical issues

Paternoster, M.;Scotto, R.
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Buonomo, A. R.;Casella, C.;Capasso E.;Nappa, S.;Gentile, I.;Borgia, G.;Graziano, V.
2018

Abstract

Background Despite vaccinations are scientifically proven to be safe and effective public controversies limit their application in many countries. Aims Aim of this review is to provide an overview of biological effects of vaccination and a picture of the ethical dilemmas about compulsory vaccination. Methods We conducted a review on the literature about the subject. Recent news were also included. Results Vaccines are the best weapon against many infectious diseases. The spread of false beliefs among people have led the government authorities to increase compulsory vaccination in order to embank new outbreaks of preventable infectious diseases. Conclusion Even if compulsory is quite drastic approach it could be the on only way to reach an adequate coverage and protect immunoexpressed subjects.
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