Should parents be held liable if their unvaccinated child infects someone else? Professor Dorit Rubinstein Reiss of the University of California Hastings College of Law, a leading scholar on vaccine law and policy, made the case for tort liability in “Compensating the Victims of Failure to Vaccinate: What Are the Options?” (Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, 2014). Here she discusses that proposal, emerging theories and a no-fault alternative. The conversation has been edited for brevity and clarity.
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