Monday, August 31, 2009
Elizabeth Sheyn has written a new article entitled An Accidental Violation: How Required Gardasil Vaccinations for Female Immigrants to the United States Contravene International Law, that is forthcoming in the Nebraska Law Review. The article is available on SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1429782.
This article provides an overview of the development and use of the Gardasil vaccine, examines, from an international law perspective, the problems raised by the requirement that all female immigrants between the ages of 11 and 26 who are seeking permanent resident status receive Gardasil vaccinations, and argues that the Gardasil vaccine must be reclassified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ('CDC'), or, more correctly, by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices ('ACIP'), so that the vaccine stops being a mandatory part of female immigrants’ process of obtaining permanent residency (and naturalization) status.
Hat tip to Elizabeth Sheyn