Physicians to Universities: Allow Students Back In-Person Without COVID Vaccine Mandate

As more Colleges and Universities announce their misguided plans to require students receive COVID-19 vaccines before returning to in-person learning, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons is speaking out to ask these schools to reverse their unscientific and unethical mandates.

Dear Deans, Governing Boards and Trustees,

On behalf of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, I am writing to ask you to reconsider your new policy mandating COVID-19 vaccination of students prior to returning to campus.[i] Institutions of higher learning are divided on this issue.[ii] ,[iii] Although, at first glance, the policy may seem prudent, it coerces students into bearing unneeded and unknown risk and is at heart contrary to the bedrock medical principle of informed consent.

There are multiple reasons to reverse your policy. I ask you to consider the following:

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