COVID-19 Vaccines: The Ethical and Legal Challenges to Immunization

Diagnosing Health Care Podcast - Episode 18

This Diagnosing Health Care episode focuses on the legal history of the current immunization delivery system for vaccines in the United States. The system is complex and requires the coordination of many players, from manufacturers and distributors in the supply chain to health care facilities that provide administration, down to public health centers that track the doses. Special guest Richard Hughes IV, Vice President of Public Policy at Moderna, and Epstein Becker Green attorneys Victoria Vaskov Sheridan and Jessika Tuazon discuss the factors impacting an individual’s decision to get vaccinated and the ways that policies and practices at the federal, state, local, and tribal levels can support equity, transparency, accountability, availability, and access to COVID-19 vaccines.

To supplement the episode, please review these resources on implementing COVID-19 vaccine policies and programs in the workplace:

Covid-19 Vaccines and Workplace Challenges

EEOC Updates COVID-19 Guidance on Employer-Administered or -Mandated Vaccinations

The Diagnosing Health Care podcast series examines the business opportunities and solutions that exist despite the high-stakes legal, policy, and regulatory issues that the health care industry faces.


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