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

Thomas May, Mark P. Aulisio, Ross D. Silverman

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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
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2003


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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