Compulsory immunisation in Serbia and potential conflict within national legislation

Sjeničić, Marta (2018) Compulsory immunisation in Serbia and potential conflict within national legislation. In: 27. Posvetovanje: Medicina, pravo in družba – Sodobni izzivi in dileme. Univerzitet u Mariboru, Pravni fakultet, Maribor, pp. 137-146. ISBN 978-961-286-147-6

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Danger of communicable diseases doesn’t recognize borders and can represent danger for number of states. As a member of WHO, Serbia has the obligation to harmonize its regulation and activities, with IHR. As a measure of communicable diseases prevention, immunization is left to the national legislations for regulation. Serbia has been implementing, for decades, compulsory immunization against certain diseases, in order to protect public interest and to form chain of collective immunity. On the other side, some citisens allude to the individuals’ right to decide on their own life and to reject medical measure. The crucial challenges are how to interprete national legislation and which measures to undertake to achieve acceptable immunisation coverage, in order to protect public and individual interests.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: communicable diseases, prevention, immunization, national regulation, compulsory, measures
Institutional centre: Centre for legal research
Depositing User: Srđan Jurlina
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2023 15:02
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2023 15:02

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