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Washington University in St. Louis

Publication Date

Spring 2009

Program Name

Switzerland: Development Studies and Public Health


The investigation of this topic began as a curiosity from the measles outbreak in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland in early 2009. As I began to gain a deeper knowledge of the subject of measles and measles vaccination in this community I saw the potential it held as a topic to explore my interests in the juncture of public policy and public health. As I approached the topic of measles vaccination from not only a public health perspective but also from that of political and ethical perspective I was able to make an analysis of potential changes in the health policy of Switzerland for a mandatory measles vaccination. The following paper details my efforts to explore the potential of a mandatory measles vaccine in Switzerland.


Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Public Health



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