Advocacy: We support vaccines and vaccine education.

Dear Arizona,

We invite you to express your support for immunization requirements for public school attendance, vaccine education and informed use of appropriate vaccine exemptions by signing a letter of support to Governor Doug Ducey. The letter includes the Arizona Medical Association Resolution adopted in 2015. Practicing physicians, nurses and pharmacists from across the State of Arizona believe vaccine education is essential to the health of our children and our communities.

The letter is attached below for your review. Please click the link and add your name to the growing list of Arizonan residents and organizations that believe that we must protect Arizona children against vaccine preventable diseases and protect community immunity that protects the most vulnerable among us.

The Arizona Partnership for Immunization

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November 15, 2018

The Honorable Doug Ducey
Governor of Arizona
1700 W. Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Dear Governor Ducey,

We, the undersigned, want to express our full support for this resolution adopted by the Arizona Medical Association (ArMA):

“ArMA supports adopting requirements that parents (or guardians) who do not wish to have their children vaccinated receive public health-approved counseling that provides scientifically accurate information about the childhood diseases, the available vaccines, the potential adverse outcomes from catching diseases, the risks unvaccinated children pose to children who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons, the risks of vaccine side effects, and the procedures that are implemented to exclude unvaccinated children if an outbreak of disease occurs in the area administered by the local or state public health agency.

ArMA also supports adopting requirements that parents annually sign an affirmative statement that acknowledges the risks they are accepting for their own children and the children of others by claiming a personal exemption from mandatory vaccination requirements.”

As residents of Arizona, we actively support and encourage you to work with the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), all County Health Departments, and longstanding partners of The Arizona Partnership for Immunization (TAPI) to maintain high levels of immunization coverage rates in our schools and our communities…to keep your constituents safer and healthier.


A.D. Jacobson, M.D.
Steering Committee Chair
The Arizona Partnership for Immunization

CLICK HERE to sign.

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