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Vaccine suspension, risk, and precaution in a pandemic

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In early 2021, cases of rare adverse events were observed in individuals who had received the Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Countries around the world differed radically in their policy responses to these observations. In this paper, we outline the ethical justification for different policy approaches for managing the emerging risks of novel vaccines in a pandemic. We begin by detailing the precautionary approach that some countries adopted, and distinguishing ethical questions regarding the...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1093/jlb/lsab036

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Law and the Biosciences Journal website
Volume:
9
Issue:
1
Article number:
lsab036
Publication date:
2022-03-16
Acceptance date:
2021-12-13
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EISSN:
2053-9711
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1223995
Local pid:
pubs:1223995
Deposit date:
2021-12-13

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