Advancing the Vaccine Law Dialogue

Pre-conference: September 13 Washington, D.C.

Session – Equity throughout the vaccine life cycle

Time: 10:50AM – 12:20PM, Thursday, September 15, 2022
Location: Van Metre Hall Classroom 121 

This session will examine potential legal and social inequities in the mechanisms for developing, distributing, and legally mandating vaccines, and for addressing adverse events. This will include examination of prioritization of groups when supplies are limited, and the argument that has been made by vaccination opponents that where minority communities are successfully persuaded to avoid vaccination, conditioning access to employment and other activities on vaccination status becomes a form of discrimination against those communities.


Jessica Gunder, JD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, University of Idaho

Kirill Reznik, Member, Maryland House of Delegates, Committee on Health

Katherine Van Tassel, JD, MPH, Visiting Professor of Law, The Law-Medicine Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Chizoba Wonodi, Epidemiologist, leader of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Vaccine Access Center’s immunization support efforts in Nigeria