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The moral obligation to be vaccinated: Utilitarianism, contractualism, and collective easy rescue

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Despite the success of vaccines in preventing and sometimes eradicating infectious diseases, and despite their demonstrated safety (Navin 2015, p. 6; CDC 2015a; Andre et al 2008), many people today refuse vaccination for themselves or their children. In the U.S. there has been a significant increase in cases of measles over the last few years due to increasingly widespread non-vaccination: in 2014, for example, there were 667 reported cases, the highest number since measles elimination was do...

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10.1007/s11019-018-9829-y

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
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Philosophy Faculty
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University of Oxford
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Humanities Division
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Philosophy Faculty
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Springer Publisher's website
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Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy Journal website
Volume:
21
Issue:
4
Pages:
547–560
Publication date:
2018-02-10
Acceptance date:
2018-02-06
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EISSN:
1572-8633
ISSN:
1386-7423
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pubs:822968
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2018-02-06

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