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Statement of the American College of Physicians
(Washington, July 29, 2015)- Support for eliminating existing
exemptions, except for medical reasons, from immunization laws was
among the policy recommendations adopted last weekend at the summer
meeting of the Board of Regents of the American College of
"Allowing exemptions based on non-medical reasons poses a risk
both to the unvaccinated person and to public health," said Wayne
J. Riley, MD, MPH, MBA, MACP, president of ACP, "Intentionally
unvaccinated individuals can pose a danger to the public,
especially to individuals who cannot be vaccinated for medical
The ACP Board of Regents said it supports:
"Physicians should help educate patients and parents about the
risks of vaccine preventable diseases and the safety and
effectiveness of vaccines. Outbreaks of vaccine-preventable
diseases have been linked to communities of unvaccinated and
under-vaccinated individuals," said Dr. Riley. "Studies indicate
that the easier it is to receive an exemption, the higher the rate
of exemptions in a particular state. As the number of exemptions
increases, the risk of vaccine-preventable disease has been found
to increase. Exemptions from evidence-based immunization
requirements should be limited to medical indications in order to
protect the public's health."
At the June American Medical Association (AMA) meeting, ACP
joined the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy
of Pediatrics, and American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology in
supporting a similar measure. That support contributed to adoption
by the AMA House of Delegates of policy calling for "an established
decision mechanism that involves qualified public health physicians
to determine which vaccines will be mandatory for admission to
schools and other public venues. States should only grant
exemptions to these mandated vaccines for medical reasons."
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