PAIC POLICIES AND POSITIONS
Our board of directors approves PAIC’s policies and position statements. We believe public policy is a vital component to ensuring the health of all Pennsylvanians is a priority.
FIND YOUR LEGISLATOR
Using the tools on this page, we urge our members and partners to address their representatives to educate and engage them on the public health priorities of their communities. Offering our policymakers important local public health information can help them make decisions that prioritize the commonwealth’s health.
Involve your coalition in advocacy efforts with the PAIC Advocacy Toolkit.
It is easier than you think to make a difference in policy. Supporting science-based vaccine policies will make a difference in the health of your community! Review the PAIC Advocacy Toolkit and Resources to aid in your advocacy efforts.
- State of the IMMunion 2020
- State of the IMMunion 2019
- What You Can Do With a Few Minutes
- Search for Bills
- Leading Medical Organizations Endorse Strong School and Childcare Vaccination Requirements and Elimination of Non-Medical Exemptions
- Personal belief exemptions for vaccination put people at risk. Examine the evidence for yourself.
Pennsylvania Routine Immunization Rates: Pre-Pandemic and Now (2018-2021)
As the COVID-19 pandemic reached the United States in early 2020, there was a vast shift in the daily activities of Americans. Many feared leaving the house, people were quarantining their groceries before eating, and business as usual was disrupted for nearly every sector. As part of this disruption to the norm, routine healthcare visits […]
Polio and Covid-19: Then and Now from Three Polio Survivors
THE FIGHT AGAINST POLIO First identified in 1908, poliovirus causes poliomyelitis, or polio disease. Although it has impacted humans for centuries, epidemics arose in the early twentieth century with increasing frequency in Australia, Europe, and North America. Before a polio vaccine became available, several polio epidemics occurred between 1948 and 1955 killing nearly half a […]
Parent to Parent: The Opportunities in Getting My Children Vaccinated Against COVID-19
A Conversation with Dr. Kawan As the United States approaches 2 full years of the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health problems are at all-time high children. Early adolescence is when youth already experience rapid change physically, emotionally, and socially, and the COVID-19 pandemic has caused immense disruption to this delicate stage in life. The continuous stress, […]
Parent to Parent: A Local PA Pediatrician Explains Why He Got His Child Vaccinated for COVID-19, and Why you Should too
A Conversation with Dr. Cisneros Pennsylvania has made great strides toward battling the highly infectious COVID-19 virus, including administering more than 20 million doses of the vaccine, with nearly 65% of the total PA population fully vaccinated as of January 2022. However, there has been a dramatic spike in the number of cases, especially in […]