Subject: Vaccines

Clinical Ethics, COVID-19 pandemic, Vaccines

Vaccination Mandates, Physically Forced Vaccination, and Rationing in the Intensive Care U...

The following is an editorial that can be found in a future issue of the American Journal of Bioethics. Background Vacci...

February 15, 2022


Gimme a Boost?

Kyle Ferguson, PhD Arthur Caplan, PhD The unfairness of “boosters” might seem self-evident: Millions of Americans are re...

January 12, 2022

Global Ethics, Health Disparities, Politics, Public Health, Social Justice, Vaccines, Vulnerable Populations

Vaccinating the World: The Problem with Drop-in-the-Bucket Thinking

By Govind Persad, JD, PhD The United States, after wasting over 15 million doses since March and with a stockp...

October 6, 2021

Professionalism, Public Health, Vaccines

Time to Stand Up For The Morality of Vaccine Mandates

Arthur Caplan, PhD ABPD Statement in Support of COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates For All Eligible Americans The Association of ...

October 4, 2021

COVID-19 pandemic, Public Health, Vaccines

Bioethicists Respond: “Now That The Pfizer Vaccine Has Full FDA Approval, What Does ...

In this series, we ask bioethicists to respond to a question that embodies current challenges for bioethics, medicine, o...

September 7, 2021

Conflict of Interest, Health Policy & Insurance, Health Regulation & Law, Philosophy & Ethics, Public Health, Vaccines

The Pandemic of the Unvaccinated: John Stuart Mill and Mandates

By Brian M. Cummings, MD and John J. Paris, SJ, PhD John Stuart Mill proclaimed, “Over himself, over his own body and mi...

August 11, 2021

COVID-19 pandemic, Ethics, Vaccines

College Vaccination Mandates do not Violate Medical Ethics

by Nathan Nobis PhD In a June 14, 2021 opinion essay in the Wall Street Journal, physician-ethicist Aaron Kheriaty and l...

June 30, 2021

COVID-19 pandemic, Ethics, Global Ethics, Pediatrics, Vaccines

Juvenile Justice: Why It Is Ethical to Vaccinate Our Children Now

by Kyle Ferguson, Ph.D., and Arthur Caplan, Ph.D. On May 10, 2021, the F.D.A. authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus...

May 25, 2021

COVID-19 pandemic, Health Policy & Insurance, Health Regulation & Law, Vaccines

Vaccine Passports: Alleviate Stranger Danger!

by Brian M Cummings M.D.  and John J. Paris S.J.        Vaccine passports a...

May 3, 2021

Public Health, Vaccines

On The Wrong Track: The Societal Risks of Ending Religious Exemptions

by Anne Zimmerman, JD, MS Vaccination hesitancy calls for a social sciences approach, not merely a public health data dr...

April 29, 2021

Clinical Ethics, Ethics, Public Health, Research Ethics, Vaccines

Delaying Vaccine Dosages Is More Than Risky, It’s Unethical

by Elisheva “Eli” Nemetz, BA, MBE The field of bioethics emerged as a result of the atrocities attested to in the Nuremb...

April 9, 2021

COVID-19 pandemic, Cultural, Justice, Politics, Vaccines

Patriotism, Rights, and Vaccination

Anne Zimmerman, JD, MS By suggesting a lack of education or a failure to digest vaccination science, the public health o...

April 2, 2021

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