The smallpox vaccination of health care workers: Professional obligations and defense against bioterrorism

Thomas May, Mark P. Aulisio, Ross Silverman

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Abstract

Health care workers have not gone along with President Bush's request that they be vaccinated against smallpox in order to prepare the nation's health care system for a terrorist attack using the virus. But there is no professional moral obligation to receive the vaccination-either as a matter of public health or as a matter of national security.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26-33
Number of pages8
JournalHastings Center Report
Volume33
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Bioterrorism
Smallpox
vaccination
obligation
Vaccination
Moral Obligations
Security Measures
health care
Delivery of Health Care
worker
national security
president
Public Health
public health
Viruses
Attack
Virus
Terrorist
George W. Bush
Health Care Workers

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  • Health(social science)
  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Medicine(all)
  • Philosophy
  • Health Policy

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The smallpox vaccination of health care workers : Professional obligations and defense against bioterrorism. / May, Thomas; Aulisio, Mark P.; Silverman, Ross.

In: Hastings Center Report, Vol. 33, No. 5, 01.09.2003, p. 26-33.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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