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AAMC Joins Letter to President Trump Regarding the Safety of Vaccines
February 10, 2017—The AAMC joined more than 350 organizations representing families, providers, patients, and consumers on a Feb. 7 community letter to President Donald Trump expressing “unequivocal support for the safety of vaccines” and affirming the scientific evidence base demonstrating that vaccines are safe, effective, and save lives.
The letter outlines examples of the integral role that vaccines have played in securing the public’s health, as well as existing threats that could be avoided through vaccination. As stated in the letter, “Vaccines have been part of the fabric of our society for decades and are one of the most significant medical innovations of our time.”
The groups also reject the notion that vaccines are not safe, noting, “Claims that vaccines are unsafe when administered according to expert recommendations have been disproven by a body of medical literature.” The letter includes a “non-exhaustive list of studies demonstrating the safety of vaccines,” and requests an opportunity to meet with the president to discuss “the robust, extensive evidence supporting vaccine safety and effectiveness.”
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