Massachusetts Medical Society: State Advocacy Statements

State Advocacy Statements

The MMS advances its advocacy agenda via the executive and legislative branches of Massachusetts state government through legislation, regulation and policymaking.

  • Massachusetts Medical Society on upward trend of virus data October 1, 2020

    The Massachusetts Medical Society appreciates the cautious and data-guided approach to reopening, which has been thoughtfully considered and being carefully deployed by Gov. Baker and his administration. The Massachusetts Medical Society has been watching intently key indicators related to...

  • Massachusetts Medical Society urges flu vaccinations for all September 16, 2020

    As we prepare to enter what predicts to be a flu season made especially dangerous because of overlap with the pandemic, the Massachusetts Medical Society advises people of all ages to make an appointment with their physician or health care provider to schedule a flu vaccination, ideally by the end...

  • Massachusetts Medical Society applauds passage of An Act Relative to Penalties for the Crime of Female Genital Mutilation September 3, 2020

    The Massachusetts Medical Society commends the passage of a new law to protect young girls from the horrific practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). We thank the Governor and House and Senate leadership and bill sponsors for supporting this important public health law, and would like to...

  • Massachusetts Medical Society on flu vaccination for school-aged children August 25, 2020

    The Massachusetts Medical Society supports Gov. Baker and his administration in requiring children to receive influenza vaccination to attend schools in the Commonwealth as a prudent and proactive measure. The Massachusetts Medical Society urges people of all ages to receive an influenza...

  • Massachusetts Medical Society on rising COVID-19 infection rates August 6, 2020

    The Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) remains deeply concerned about the increase in positive COVID-19 cases over the last three weeks. The MMS appreciates and supports Governor Baker and his Administration’s thoughtful approach to a carefully phased reopening but urges prompt reconsideration of...


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