Alberto Giubilini1, Lucius Caviola, Hannah Maslen, Thomas Douglas, Anne‑Marie Nussberger, Nadira Faber, Samantha Vanderslott, Sarah Loving, Mark Harrison, Julian SavulescuView Journal Article / Working Paper
Many parents are hesitant about, or face motivational barriers to, vaccinating their children. In this paper, we propose a type of vaccination policy that could be implemented either in addition to coercive vaccination or as an alternative to it in order to increase paediatric vaccination uptake in a non-coercive way. We propose the use of vaccination nudges that exploit the very same decision biases that often undermine vaccination uptake. In particular, we propose a policy under which children would be vaccinated at school or day-care by default, without requiring parental authorization, but with parents retaining the right to opt their children out of vaccination.