Mandatory Vaccinations: Precedent and Current Laws
Publication Date: January 2008
Publisher(s): Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service
This report discusses the legal precedent for mandatory vaccination laws and provides a brief overview of state laws that require certain individuals or populations to be vaccinated against various communicable diseases. The role of both the federal and state governments with respect to public health emergency powers, including requiring the use of a vaccine, is discussed. This report will be updated as warranted.