Measles, Vaccines, and Protecting Public Health image

February 25, 2015 4:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
Wasserstein Hall, Room 1010
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

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For more on this event, check out the write-ups in the Harvard Gazette (February 27, 2015) and the Harvard Crimson (February 26, 2015)!

The measles outbreak centered around Disneyland in California in early 2015 reignited the contentious debate over childhood vaccination in the United States. This discussion addressed the ethical, legal, and public health issues surrounding vaccines, including mandates, exemptions, parental rights, and the role of misinformation in modern medicine. 


  • George Annas, Boston University School of Public Health, School of Medicine, and School of Law

  • Nir Eyal, Harvard Medical School

  • Dyann Wirth, Harvard School of Public Health

  • Moderator: Ahmed Ragab, Harvard Divinity School

Cosponsored by the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School and the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School, with support from the Oswald DeN. Cammann Fund.


VIDEO: Watch the full panel!


bioethics   children's health   conscience   health law policy   infectious diseases   medical safety   public health   regulation   religion   vaccines