The Supreme Court of Chile ordered the vaccination of a minor whose parents had opposed his inoculation. Although the Court reached the correct result, it did so in a rather deficient way, failing to adequately explain the reasons why mandatory vaccination is appropriate. The Court should have based its decision on the balancing-test of private autonomy and public health, opting to protect the latter, and expressly rejecting the wrong arguments put forward by the anti-vaccine movement.

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Keywords Vacunas, Libertad de Conciencia, Salud Pública, Vaccines, Freedom of Conscience, Public Health
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-34372017000200563, hdl.handle.net/1765/113159
Journal Revista Chilena de Derecho
Citation
Salmeron Henriquez, J.A. (2017). Oposición a las Vacunas en Chile : Análisis de un Caso Reciente. Revista Chilena de Derecho, 44(2), 563–573. doi:10.4067/S0718-34372017000200563