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Dorit Rubinstein Reiss – an index of her vaccine articles on this website

Dorit Rubinstein Reiss – Professor of Law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law (San Francisco, CA) – is a frequent contributor to this and many other blogs, providing in-depth, and intellectually stimulating, articles about vaccines (generally, but sometimes moving to other areas of medicine), social policy and the law. Her articles usually unwind the complexities of legal issues with vaccinations and legal policies, such as mandatory vaccination and exemptions, with facts and citations.

Professor Reiss writes extensively in law journals about the social and legal policies of vaccination–she really is a well-published expert in this area of vaccine policy, and doesn’t stand on the pulpit with a veneer of Argument from Authority, but is actually an authority. Additionally, Reiss is also a member of the Parent Advisory Board of Voices for Vaccines, a parent-led organization that supports and advocates for on-time vaccination and the reduction of vaccine-preventable disease.

She was also one of the many contributors to the book, “Pseudoscience – The Conspiracy Against Science.”

Many bloggers and commenters on vaccine issues will link to one or more of her articles here as a primary source to counter an anti-vaccine claim. The purpose of this post is to give you a quick reference to find the right article to answer a question you might have.

Below is a list of articles that Dorit Rubinstein Reiss has written for this blog, organized into some arbitrary and somewhat broad categories for easy reference. This article will be updated as new articles from Professor Reiss are published here. We also may update and add categories as necessary.

Because she has written over 160 articles for this website, there is a vast amount of information about vaccines and the law, I have created a search engine that allows you to quickly find a specific article written by Professor Reiss on this website by using any keywords that you want. This should help speed up your search for just the right article that she has written.

Ad hominem attacks on Dorit Rubinstein Reiss

  • The Hate Debate of the anti-vaccination cult – Actually, this article wasn’t written by Professor Reiss, but by me. It’s about the character and Ad hominem attacks, sometimes creepy and racist, on her. Despite the fact that her articles are intellectual and balanced, the only response from the anti-vaccine religion is hate speech.

Andrew Wakefield

Robert F Kennedy Jr

Dorit Rubinstein Reiss

Vaccines and religion



Vaccine law and policy

Child custody

Dorit Rubinstein Reiss
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National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices


Dorit Rubinstein Reiss
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California vaccine mandates laws

Dr. Reiss has spent a lot of her personal time supporting California’s SB276 and SB277, which removed personal belief exemptions for vaccines, making full vaccination mandatory for school-aged children. She has also spent a lot of time watching the litigation surrounding SB277, so here is a list of her articles that discuss the law.

Photo by Anthony Garand on Unsplash



New York

Vaccine mandates

Vaccine safety

Dorit Rubinstein Reiss
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HPV vaccine




Dorit Rubinstein Reiss
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Bob Sears

Yehuda Shoenfeld

General vaccine articles

Vaccines and women’s issues

  • Anti-vaccine activists attempt to conflate their beliefs with important women’s issues – Part 1 and Part 2

Tragic stories, but not vaccine-related

Book review

Other websites

The Dorit Rubinstein Reiss search engine


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