Conscientious Objection to Immunizations: The Texas Medical Association supports child care and school immunization requirements and policies that encourage compliance of students with state immunization requirements. TMA opposes allowing conscientious objections to immunizations because of the potential impact on public health (CM-CAH Rep. 1-A-04; reaffirmed CM-ID Rep. 1-A-14). TMA supports improvements in monitoring community level immunization coverage by ensuring: (1) data systems that capture vaccination data reported by schools (2) accessibility to school-level vaccination data by all public health agencies; and (3) public accessibility to community level vaccination data. TMA will work with DSHS on ways to target information to physicians about immunization coverage, vaccine hesitancy, and preventable diseases. (CM-CAH Rep. 1-A-04; reaffirmed CM-ID Rep. 1-A-14; amended CM-ED Rep. 1-A-15).
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October 07, 2016