There’s no need to pause vaccine rollouts when there’s a safety scare. Give the public the facts and let them decide

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Julian Savulescu, Dominic Wilkinson and Jonathan Pugh co-authored this article for The Conversation.

When someone gets sick after receiving a vaccine, this might be a complication or coincidence. This article argues that what matters ethically is not only vaccine confidence and public health, but whether people can make their own autonomous decisions about the risks they want to take.

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