Immunisation and the law: compulsion or parental choice?
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Immunisation and the law: compulsion or parental choice?

Richard Griffith Lecturer in Health Law, University of Wales, Swansea

A debate has been developing in Nursing Standard on the issue of childhood immunisations. This article adds to the discussion by considering the likelihood of legislation being introduced to make immunisation compulsory in the UK. It also discusses how the courts approach an application for childhood vaccination against the wishes of a parent and the implications for nursing practice of that approach.

Correspondence richard.griffith@swan.ac.uk

Nursing Standard. 18, 10,39-41. doi: 10.7748/ns2003.11.18.10.39.c3507

Published in print: 19 November 2003

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