Mandate Vaccines with Care

July 24, 2019

(Nature) – However, mandatory vaccination can worsen inequities in access to resources, because penalties for not complying can disproportionately affect disadvantaged groups. What’s more, the evidence suggests that there is no simple linear relationship between the forcefulness of a policy and its impact on the rate of vaccination. It is crucial that policies don’t inadvertently entrench inequity or fuel anti-vaccine activism.