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Off the Grid: Vaccinations among Homeschooled Children

Overview of attention for article published in The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, January 2021
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (91st percentile)

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Title
Off the Grid: Vaccinations among Homeschooled Children
Published in
The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, January 2021
DOI 10.1111/j.1748-720x.2007.00169.x
Pubmed ID
Authors

Donya Khalili, Arthur Caplan

Abstract

To protect public health, states require that parents have their children immunized before they are permitted to attend public or private school. But for homeschooled children, the rules vary. With the spectacular growth in the number of homeschooled students, it is becoming more difficult to reach these youth to ensure that they are immunized at all. These children are frequently unvaccinated, leaving them open to infection with diseases that are all but stamped out in the United States with immunization requirements. States should encourage parents to get their homeschooled students vaccinated through enacting the same laws as those used for public school students. This could be done by enforcing current laws through neglect petitions or by requiring that children be immunized before participating in school sponsored programs. As most states require some filing to allow parents to homeschool their children, it would be easy to enact laws requiring that homeschooled children be immunized or exempted before completing registration.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Denmark 1 4%
Canada 1 4%
Unknown 22 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 6 25%
Student > Master 4 17%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 13%
Researcher 2 8%
Other 4 17%
Unknown 2 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 7 29%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 25%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 13%
Linguistics 1 4%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 4%
Other 3 13%
Unknown 3 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 44. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 May 2022.
All research outputs
#787,001
of 22,500,788 outputs
Outputs from The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
#55
of 1,159 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#27,319
of 493,517 outputs
Outputs of similar age from The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
#7
of 73 outputs
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