MEDICAL SOCIETY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
865 Merrick Avenue, Westbury, New York 11590-9007
Telephone: (516) 488-6100
For Immediate Release
May 14, 2019
Vaccines are the Very Cornerstone of Public Health
Statement attributable to:
Arthur Fougner, MD
President, Medical Society of the State of New York
“The health of our patients depends on proper vaccinations. Vaccines are, in fact, the very cornerstone of public health. We must preserve community immunity in order to protect society—especially our most vulnerable, newborn babies, pregnant women, the immune-compromised, and those with cancer.
“Along with 28 other medical and public health organizations and patient advocacy groups, the Medical Society of the State of New York has called on NYS Legislators to authorize ONLY Medical Exemptions from Vaccination.
“Once declared eliminated in the United States by the CDC, measles are now making a comeback. We must do everything that we can to prevent measles from gaining a permanent foothold in New York and prevent the further spread of disease nationally.
“An important first step is ensuring that medical exemptions are the only exemption allowable.”
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About the Medical Society of the State of New York
Founded in 1807, the Medical Society of the State of New York is the state’s principal non-profit professional organization for physicians, residents and medical students of all specialties. Its mission is to represent the interests of patients and physicians to assure quality healthcare services for all.
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