COVID-19: Legal Regulation of Universal Vaccination

  • Alexander Kornienko National Research University the Higher School of Economic
  • Nikolai Samokhvalov Balakovo branch of RANEPA
Keywords: the human right to health protection and medical care, COVID-19, pandemic, restrictions, anti-medical measures, Chief sanitary doctor, mandatory vaccination, administrative and legal regulation


The topic of this article is relevant, first of all, due to the fact that at the moment it is objectively impossible to deny the acquisition of the COVID-19 pandemic and
its consequences as a kind of main indicator of socio-economic processes and a mechanism for legitimizing the state system of regulation and management in
covid and post-covid conditions. The subject of the article is the legal regulation of mandatory vaccination against COVID-19. The purpose of the study is to identify
the problems of legal regulation of the process of mandatory vaccination against COVID-19 through the prism of the human right to health protection and medical
care in the system of universal values. This research is based on a combination of groups of general scientific methods (induction, deduction, analysis, synthesis) and
special methods of legal science (formal legal, comparative legal and others). The authors carried out a conceptual analysis of the human right to health protection
and medical care in the context of domestic law, as well as administrative and legal aspects of mandatory vaccination against COVID-19 based on the analysis
of the generalized experience of two macro-regions of Moscow and the Moscow region. According to the results of the study, the authors come to the following key
conclusions: firstly, the chief state sanitary doctor of the subject of the Russian Federation has an objective right dictated by the norms of domestic legislation to
issue an executive-executive-administrative act on the mandatory vaccination in a pandemic; secondly, the employer is obliged to suspend from work (not to hire)
citizens who refused vaccination only if it is a question of works named in the List of works, the performance of which is associated with a high risk of infectious
diseases. Such measures cannot be applied to employees performing other types of work; thirdly, failure by an organization/individual entrepreneur to comply with resolution of the chief state sanitary doctor entails appropriate measures of legal responsibility provided for by the norms of the current legislation of the Russian Federation.


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How to Cite
KornienkoA., & SamokhvalovN. (2021). COVID-19: Legal Regulation of Universal Vaccination. Legal Issues in the Digital Age, 2(3), 151-167.