Oposición a las Vacunas en Chile: Análisis de un Caso Reciente ("Opposition to Vaccines in Chile: Analysis of a Recent Case")

Juan Salmeron Henriquez

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Abstract

The Supreme Court of Chile ordered the vaccination of a minor whose parents had opposed his inoculation. Although the Court reached the correct result, it did so in a rather deficient way, failing to adequately explain the reasons why mandatory vaccination is appropriate. The Court should have based its decision on the balancing-test of private autonomy and public health, opting to protect the latter, and expressly rejecting the wrong arguments put forward by the anti-vaccine movement.
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)563-573
Number of pages10
JournalRevista Chilena de Derecho
Volume44
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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