Association of American Physicians and Surgeons,
A Voice for Private Physicians Since 1943
Omnia pro aegroto
1601 N. Tucson Blvd. Suite 9
Tucson, AZ 85716-3450
Phone: (800) 635-1196
Hotline: (800) 419-4777
- AAPS does not oppose vaccines. AAPS has never taken an anti-vaccine position, although
opponents have tried to paint that picture. AAPS has only attempted to halt government or
school districts from blanket vaccine mandates that violate parental informed consent.
- 42 states have mandatory vaccine policies, and many children are required 22 shots by
- According to government statistics, children under the age of 14 are three times more
likely to suffer adverse effects -- including death -- following the hepatitis B vaccine
than to catch the disease itself.
- The Centers for Disease Control admits that the reported number of adverse effects of
vaccines is probably only 10% of actual adverse effects.
- The Physician's Desk Reference cites adverse reactions to the hepatitis B in less than 1
percent. However, if more than 70 million American children receive the vaccine, that
means more than 700,000 children are likely to suffer adverse reactions.
- Children are a very low risk group for hepatitis B. Primary risk factors are dependent
on lifestyle, i.e. multiple sex partners, drug abuse or an occupation with exposure to
- Rampant conflicts of interest in the approval process has been the subject of several
Congressional hearings, and a recent Congressional report concluded that the
pharmaceutical industry has indeed exerted undue influence on mandatory vaccine
legislation toward its own financial interests.
- The vaccine approval process has also been contaminated by flawed or incomplete clinical
trials, and government officials have chosen to ignore negative results. For example, the
CDC was forced to withdraw its recommendation of the rotavirus vaccine within one year of
approval. Yet public documents obtained by AAPS show that the CDC was aware of alarmingly
high intussuception rates months before the vaccine was approved and recommended.
- Mandatory vaccines violate the medical ethic of informed consent. A case could also be
made that mandates for vaccines by school districts and legislatures is the de facto
practice of medicine without a license.
- The CDC's own "Guide to Contraindications to Childhood Vaccination" warns that
when assessing children's common symptoms, "if any one of them is a contraindication,
DO NOT VACCINATE" [caps added]. And yet, under legislated mandates, the vaccines are