Watch Imogen Goold's Gresham Law Lecture 'Would It Be Right to Make Vaccination Mandatory?''

Vaccination against disease has saved countless lives, yet it remains a controversial topic because of concerns some hold about safety and potential harms. Should we be legally required to vaccinate ourselves and our children? How important is individual choice when balanced against saving lives? To what extent should vaccination of children be a matter for parents or the state?

This lecture considers the challenges we face in fighting disease while remaining a democratic, liberal society.