Distance Learning

The Intersection of Public Health and Health Care—The Role of Law, Part V: It's Flu Season—Exploring Issues in Vaccination (Fundamental) On Demand Recording

Recorded On: 10/16/2015

Vaccinations are one of the most divisive topics in current conversation. Misinformation about supposed harmful effects of vaccines and declining vaccine rates have contributed to herd immunity, leaving many vulnerable members of the population even more exposed. This webinar will provide an overview of vaccination history in the U.S., examine the status of vaccination laws in settings such as schools and health care facilities, and discuss the legal and policy considerations fueling the vaccination debate. Speakers will be available to answer questions after the presentation.

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Level of Difficulty: Fundamental

Fundamental-level programs generally offer topical overviews and are designed to introduce practitioners to issues with which they have little or no familiarity. Speakers will begin the program providing context and background information on this area of health law. This program is designed to provide a basic, general understanding of the subject matter for those who have not practiced law in the specialty and for those with one to two years of experience in this specialty and/or the practice of health law.

This webinar is presented in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Sponsoring AHLA Group:

  • AHLA Public Interest Committee

Co-sponsoring AHLA Group:

  • Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group


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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Perkins Coie

Aila Hoss, JD

Legal Analyst

Healthcare Worker Vaccination Assessment Project Centers
Public Health Law Program
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA

​Ross Silverman

Professor of Health Policy and Management

Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN

​Dawn Pepin

Public Health Analyst

Public Health Law Program
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA

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