Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Clayton Ó Néill (Queen's University), Mary-Elizabeth Tumelty (University College Cork), Mary Donnelly(University College Cork), Anne-Maree Farrell (University of Edinburgh), Rhiannon Frowde (University of Edinburgh), Linda Pentony (University College Cork), COVID-19 Vaccination In The UK And Ireland: Ethics In Practice, Edinburgh School of Law Research Paper No. 2021/16 (2021):
This working paper examines questions of values in relation to the COVID-19 vaccination programmes in the United Kingdom and Ireland. We first present a brief overview of developments in relation to COVID-19 vaccine development and rollout on a global basis. We then proceed with an examination of key ethical, policy and legal developments in these areas in the United Kingdom and Ireland, followed by the identification of commonalities and differences as between the two countries. In the final section, we consider the broader issue of values raised by the COVID-19 vaccination programmes in the UK and Ireland.