Legal Obligation to Vaccinate Against COVID-19
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- Vaccination; COVID-19 vaccine; rights and obligations; moral responsibility; utilitarianism; fairness
In the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic, vaccine development and vaccination have become a top priority for all countries. Is it necessary for China to increase the vaccination rate of the COVID-19 vaccine through legal means so as to effectively control the rebound and outbreak of COVID-19 and maintain public order and security? This paper discusses the theoretical origin of vaccination obligation from the perspectives of deontology, utilitarianism, and moral utilitarianism, and clarifies the legal basis of vaccination obligation. Considering the needs of collective needs and the principle of fairness, this paper analyzed and determined the necessity of incorporating the COVID-19 vaccine into the scope of legal regulation and clarified the legal significance of COVID-19 vaccine vaccination. The paper finds that whether on the theoretical basis of deontology, utilitarianism, or moral utilitarianism, citizens all have the obligation to get vaccinated in the immunization program. At the same time, the COVID-19 vaccine has already met the substantive requirements of an “immunization planning vaccine” as stipulated in the Basic Medical and Health Law and the Vaccine Administration Law. Therefore, citizens’ vaccination obligations can be included in the scope of legal regulation.
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TY - CONF AU - Yuhan Xia PY - 2022 DA - 2022/06/01 TI - Legal Obligation to Vaccinate Against COVID-19 BT - Proceedings of the 2022 8th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 2561 EP - 2565 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220504.464 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.220504.464 ID - Xia2022 ER -