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I obviously can't give an opinion on how the following would apply to any specific case, but there are sources which talk about the need to provide medicine to patients, even against their own wishes. Magen Avraham and Kaf Hachaim both cite the Radbaz when saying that one can force a patient to take medicine even if the patient doesn't want to. These ...


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The first question is if giving vaccines to someone who is currently healthy has the halachic status of Pikuach Nefesh and Lo Saamid Al Dam Rayach . While it is possible someone will die and cause others to die as a result of their failure to vaccinate that possibly also exists with driving a car. A serious epidemic would be a situation of pikuach nefesh ...


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Let's suppose, theoretically, that forcibly vaccinating a patient who doesn't want it is akin to pulling someone out of the way of a speeding car when they intended to get hit; and let's suppose that both are akin to saving someone who was endangered by accident and had no intention of self-harm. (All of those are big ifs.) Even then, there's plenty of ...


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