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Vaccination & religious exemptions

Supreme Court
Zucht v. King, 260 U.S. 174 (1922)
Jacobson v. Massachusetts, 197 U.S. 11 (1905)

McCarthy v. Boozman, 212 F. Supp. 2d 945 (2002)
Diana H. v. Arizona Department of Economic Security, 171 P. 3d 200 (2007)
Susan LePage v. State of Wyoming Department of Health,2001 WY 26 (2001)
Brown v. Stone, 378 So. 2d 218 (1979)

Aspinwall, Timothy J., Religious Exemptions to Childhood Immunization Statutes: Reaching for a More Optimal Balance Between Religious Freedom and Public Health, 29 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 109 (1997)
Blum, John D. and Talib, Norchaya, Balancing Individual Rights v. Collective Good in Public Health Enforcement, 25 MED. & L. 273 (2006)
Calandrillo, Steve P., Vanishing Vaccinations: Why Are So Many Americans Opting Out of Vaccinating Their Children?, 37 U. Mich. J. L. REFORM 353 (2004)
Coletti, Sean, Taking Account of Partial Exemptors in Vaccination Law, Policy, and Practice, 36 CONN. L. REV. 1341 (2004)
Feikin, Daniel R. et al., Individual and Community Risks of Measles and Pertussis Associated with Personal Exemptions to Immunization, 284 JAMA 3145 (2000)
Hinman, Alan R. et al., Childhood Immunization: Laws That Work, 30 J.L. MED. & ETHICS 122 (2002)
Hodge, James G. Jr. and Gostin, Lawrence O., School Vaccination Requirements: Historical, Social, and Legal Perspectives, 90 Ky. L.J. 831 (2001-2002)
LeFever, Linda E., Religious Exemptions from School Immunization: A Sincere Belief or a Legal Loophole?, 110 PENN. ST. L. REV. 1047 (2006)
Novak, Alicia, The Religious and Philosophical Exemptions to State-Compelled Vaccination: Constitutional and Other Challenges, 7 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 1101 (April 2005)
Rota, Jennifer S. et al., Processes for Obtaining Nonmedical Exemptions to State Immunization Laws, 91 AM. J. PUB. HEALTH 645 (2001)
Salmon, Daniel A. and Siegel, Andrew W., Religious and Philosophical Exemptions from Vaccination Requirements and Lessons Learned from Conscientious Objectors from Conscription, 116 Pub. Health Rep. 289 (2001)
Sanzo, Michael, Vaccines and the Law, 19 PEPP. L. REV. 29 (1991)
Severyn, Kristine M., Jacobson v. Massachusetts: Impact on Informed Consent and Vaccine Policy, 5 J. Pharmacy & L. 249 (1995)
Silverman, Ross D. and May, Thomas, Private Choice Versus Public Health: Religion, Morality, and Childhood Vaccination Law, 1 Margins 505 (2001)
Silverman, Ross D., No More Kidding Around: Restructuring Non-Medical Childhood Immunization Exemptions to Ensure Public Health Protection, 12 ANNALS HEALTH L. 277 (2003)
Skov, Rebecca E., Examining Mandatory HPV Vaccination for All School-Aged Children, 62 Food Drug L.J. 805 (2007)

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