Massachusetts Medical Society: MMS Advocacy Statements

MMS Advocacy Statements

The MMS works with the Massachusetts congressional delegation, national medical associations, and federal regulators to produce results for patients and physicians in Massachusetts and across the country.

  • Massachusetts Medical Society urges flu vaccination by end of October September 22, 2021

    The Massachusetts Medical Society advises people to contact their physician or health care provider to discuss influenza vaccination and to schedule an appointment to get vaccinated as soon as possible, ideally by the end of October. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC)...

  • Massachusetts Medical Society condemns Texas abortion law September 17, 2021

    The Massachusetts Medical Society applauds Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey for leading a coalition of 24 state attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in support of the U.S. Department of Justice’s lawsuit to prevent Texas from enforcing an egregious law that prohibits nearly all...

  • Massachusetts Medical Society issues mask guidance July 30, 2021

    The physicians of the Massachusetts Medical Society, in consultation with the organization’s COVID-19 Advisory Group, strongly recommend that all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask in indoor public settings, especially when physical distancing is not a viable option....

  • Massachusetts Medical Society supports vaccine mandates for health care workers July 29, 2021

    Vaccines are effective in reducing the number of patients who fall seriously ill from COVID-19 and remain the primary strategy for limiting the spread of the virus. As cases again rise and patients require medical assistance, it is imperative that our entire health care workforce,...

  • Massachusetts Medical Society and Mass. Chapter of the AAP on CDC investigation of post-vaccination heart inflammation June 24, 2021

    The physicians comprising the Massachusetts Medical Society and the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics remain confident in the efficacy and safety of COVID-19 vaccines. Yesterday’s meeting of the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) demonstrated the...


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