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93 Or. L. Rev. 1 (2014-2015)
Herd Immunity and Compulsory Childhood Vaccination: Does the Theory Justify the Law

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  OREGON                                              2014
                                                   VOLUME 93

 LAW                                               NUMBER 1


 REVIEW


Articles

MARY HOLLAND AND CHASE E. ZACHARY*



            Herd Immunity and Compulsory
            Childhood Vaccination: Does the
            Theory Justify the Law?

A bstract  ...........................................................................................  3
Introduction .....................................................................................  3
I.    Herd Immunity and Its Assumptions ................................... 7
      A. Herd Immunity Threshold .............................................. 8
      B . H erd Effect ....................................................................  8
      C.  The Free Rider Problem ................................................ 9
      D. Assumptions Underlying Herd Immunity Theory ..... 10
  * Mary Holland is a Research Scholar and Director of the Graduate Lawyering Program
at New York University School of Law. Chase Zachary received his J.D. degree from
NYU School of Law in 2014, and he has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Princeton University.
The authors may be reached at the NYU School of Law, 40 Washington Square South, 107
Vanderbilt Hall, New York, NY 10012, mary.holland@nyu.edu and czachary@nyu.edu.
They would like to thank Mark Blaxill, James Holland, Patricia Rawlinson, Jenny Roberts,
Juliet Stumpf, Eva Vanamee, and several anonymous reviewers for their helpful
comments. They also thank Jesus Ballivian for valuable administrative support.

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