Last updated on: 6/10/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

American Medical Association (AMA) Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should Any Vaccines Be Required for Children?"
Reasoning:

“Addressing the re-emergence of vaccine preventable diseases in the United States requires states to move toward barring non-medical exemptions to immunization mandates, according to new policy adopted by the nation’s physicians at the American Medical Association’s annual meeting. Under new policy, the AMA will seek more stringent state immunization requirements to allow exemptions only for medical reasons…

New AMA policy recommends that states have in place 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.”

“AMA Supports Tighter Limitations on Immunization Opt Outs,” ama-assn.org, June 8, 2015

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“Since 1847 the American Medical Association has promoted scientific advancement, improved public health, and invested in the doctor and patient relationship.”

“Our History,” ama-assn.org (accessed June 10, 2015)

Mission:

“To promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.”

“AMA Mission & Guiding Principles,” ama-assn.org (accessed June 10, 2015)

Other:
501(c)(6) tax-exempt corporation
Contact Info:
Phone
800-621-8335
Email
Online Contact Form
Website
ama-assn.org