FALQs: Vaccination Law in the United States

Source: Robert Brammer and Barbara Bavis, In Custodia Legis: Law Librarians of Congress blog, February 4, 2015

This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not to be considered legal advice. To obtain legal advice, please consult a licensed attorney in your jurisdiction. United States vaccination requirements have been in the news, particularly following what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has described as “a large, ongoing multi-state outbreak linked to an amusement park in California.” As such, many questions have arisen as to the laws regarding vaccination and immunization in the United States. The answers to these questions are not as simple as one might think….