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Vaccine CourtThe Law and Politics of Injury$
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Anna Kirkland

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781479876938

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479876938.001.0001

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How Are Vaccines Political?

How Are Vaccines Political?

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(p.33) 1 How Are Vaccines Political?
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Vaccine Court
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Anna Kirkland

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479876938.003.0002

This chapter presents a social scientific perspective on vaccines, showing how to think of vaccines as thoroughly social and political, that is, created through law, regulation, political will, and ideologies as well as through scientific development. This chapter explains how vaccines are approved and recommended, what the current recommended vaccine schedule for children in the United States looks like, and how it has changed over time and examines the state-level politics of school entry immunization requirements. It also describes the structure of our federal vaccine safety monitoring system, underscoring how federalism and our lack of a comprehensive national health care system create difficulties in detecting vaccine injuries.

Keywords:   immunization requirements, children, politics, vaccine safety, regulation, approval, monitoring, health care

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