Panel: Determinants and Consequences of Immunization

Thursday, November 7, 2019: 1:45 PM-3:15 PM
I.M Pei Tower: Majestic Level, Vail (Sheraton Denver Downtown)

*Names in bold indicate Presenter

Organizer:  Jessamyn Schaller, University of Arizona
Panel Chair:  W. David Bradford, University of Georgia
Discussants:  Benjamin Hansen, University of Oregon and Daniel I. Rees, University of Colorado, Denver

This interdisciplinary session focuses on immunization policy. The session includes a variety of research approaches to the study of immunization. First, we consider the determinants of individual decisions about immunization. One paper considers the roll of information exposure through media and social media in influencing individual immunization decisions. A second paper uses an innovative experiment at a large employer to study the importance of employer-provided incentives and scheduling in affecting worker choices to participate in annual flu immunization. Next, we consider the bigger-picture effects of immunization policy on health and human capital. One paper studies the effects of laws requiring immunization for hospital workers on US mortality. A final paper considers the effects of school immunization requirements on academic achievement and documents their effects of racial disparities in achievement.

Effect of Hospital Worker Influenza Vaccination Laws on Mortality in the United States
Mariana Carrera, Montana State University, Emily Lawler, University of Georgia and Corey White, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

School-Entry Vaccination Requirements and the Black-White Achievement Gap
Nicole Hair, University of South Carolina and Carly Urban, Montana State University

Vaccines at Work
Manuel Hoffmann1, Roberto Mosquera1 and Adrian Chadi2, (1)Texas A&M University, (2)University of Konstanz

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