"The Cost of Non-Vaccination"
In addition to the suffering and physical harms they cause, preventable diseases impose financial costs on private individuals and public authorities. By choosing not to vaccinate their children - in the face of the evidence of vaccines' safety and their role in preventing disease outbreaks - some parents are increasing the risk of outbreaks and their attendant costs. In her research, UC Hastings Professor Dorit Reiss argues it is both fair and desirable on policy grounds to place the costs of these outbreaks on those making the choice not to vaccinate.
Please join us for a presentation and discussion on her current work.
About our speaker:
Dorit Reiss, JD, LLB, PhD
Professor of Law, UC Hastings College of the Law
Professor Reiss researches regulation, comparative regulation and torts. She has written mostly about regulation and administrative law and recently published "Compensating the Victims of Failure to Vaccinate: What are the Options?" She is also a member of the Parent Advisory Board of Voices for Vaccines, a grassroots advocacy organization, and engaged in other ways in pro-vaccine advocacy.
Location: Room 640, 200 McAllister St., San Francisco, CA 94102