Vaccine, Vaccination, and Immunization Law




Vaccine, Vaccination, and Immunization Law (Second Edition), (AHLA 2022), by Brian Dean Abramson, with Dorit Rubinstein ReissPeter O. Safir and John R. Thomas, is a legal treatise extensively addressing all major areas of the field of Vaccine Law, including:

  • ¤ FDA oversight, enforcement, and regulation of the research and development process
  • ¤ FDA authority to grant Emergency Use Authorization in response to a declared emergency
  • ¤ Examination of state laws permitting minors to receive vaccinations without parental consent
  • ¤ Authorities for epidemic, pandemic, and bioterrorism response, including use of the Defense Production Act
  • ¤ Public mandates, including mandatory child vaccinations, opposition, and the legal consequences of failure to vaccinate, as well as medical, religious, and philosophical exemptions
  • ¤ State-by-state coverage of each jurisdiction’s common requirements and unique legal characteristics related to childhood and adult vaccinations, state exemptions, administration of vaccines, and isolation and quarantine matters
  • ¤ Employer/employee vaccination mandates, and other employer efforts to promote employee vaccination, such as incentivization and facilitation
  • ¤ Patent law elements important to securing and enforcing protection for vaccines, as well as other intellectual property protections such as trademark, trade secret, unfair competition, and copyright law
  • ¤ Compensation for alleged vaccine injuries under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP), injuries listed in the Vaccine Injury Table, jurisdictional prerequisites, filings, and substantive and post-judgment proceedings
  • ¤ Immunity from liability under the PREP Act and compensation for alleged vaccine injuries under the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP)
  • ¤ Other injury claims outside the NVICP such as products liability, failure to warn, medical malpractice, punitive damages and more
  • ¤ Reporting via the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), with specifics on who may or must report and what are reportable events
  • ¤ Specific vaccines, mandated, unmandated, or in development, as well as other ingredients in vaccines Access to, and promotion of, vaccines, and funding and cost issues
  • ¤ International and comparative vaccine law, including profiles of national vaccine laws of countries including Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom
  • ¤ Legal responses to antivaccine activism

Vaccine, Vaccination, and Immunization Law, Second Edition, will be invaluable not only to lawyers and business professionals in the health care industry, but also to regulators, public health officials, and scientific researchers.