Good argument exists for universal vaccination

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6983.873b (Published 01 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:873
  1. Gordon R B Skinner,
  2. Judith Davies
  1. Senior lecturer Research associate Department of Infection, University of Birmingham, Medical School, Birmingham B15 2TT

    EDITOR,—We wish to make three comments in response to Lainie Friedman Ross and John D Lantos's editorial on immunisation against chickenpox.1 Firstly, the implicit general proposition that a disease must be potentially fatal or at least a source of serious morbidity to justify prevention by vaccination is hardly tenable in a profession whose objective is to improve quality of life. If a vaccine has been proved to be …

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