iConcept Press Logo
Email Password Remember me
iConcept Journal of Emerging Issues in Medical Diagnosis and Treatment
Title
iConcept Journal of Emerging Issues in Medical Diagnosis and Treatment
Editor
Eugenia Giannopoulou
ISSN
2309-3528
Publisher
iConcept Press

iConcept Journal of Emerging Issues in Medical Diagnosis and Treatment

Public Health Policy and Vaccine-Preventable Disease: The Case for Immunization.

by Michael G. Bath, Corey L. Horien and Jennifer L. Bath

Volume: 2 (2013); Issue: 8

Abstract

This chapter begins with a brief history of vaccine development followed by a description of the evolving policies and regulations designed to protect individuals globally against disease. A basic overview of vaccinations and their modes of action are included, as well as an explanation of the concept of herd immunity. We then detail the various policies and regulations within the United States designed to inform and protect the public, including a description of the overall goals of these policies for individuals, local communities and the global community (global eradication). Ultimately, this chapter emphasizes the potential for US policies and regulations to aid individuals in the debate at hand: To vaccinate or not to vaccinate?

Author Details

Michael G. Bath
Political Science Department, Concordia College, USA, USA
Corey L. Horien
Biology Department, Concordia College, USA, USA
Jennifer L. Bath
Biology Department, Concordia College, USA, USA

Download Full Paper