Speaker: James Colgrove, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor, Center for the History and Ethics of Public Health
Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health
Title: The Coercive Hand, the Beneficent Hand: What the History of Compulsory Vaccination Can Tell Us About HPV Vaccine Mandates
Abstract: The licensure of a vaccine against human papillomavirus in June of 2006 set off a flurry of legislative activity as states around the country took steps to maximize the benefits of the product among their populations. One of the most controversial policy questions has been whether states should make the vaccine mandatory for girls entering middle school. This presentation will situate the deliberations about HPV vaccine mandates within the context of two centuries of legally enforced vaccination.
DAte: November 11, 2009
Tiime: 12:15 PM
Place: Claire M. Fagin Hall, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
Room 2U Conference Room, 2019
The Bates Center Seminar Series features scholarly papers and presentations on the history of nursing and health care and welcomes all interested individuals.
Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
418 Curie Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6096
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