In an open letter to the American public, the AHA, along with the American Medical Association and American Nurses Association, today affirmed their support for vaccines as a critical means for protecting individuals, communities and loved ones from COVID-19.
The organizations reiterated their long-standing commitment to the following guiding principles related to potential COVID-19 vaccines:
- following the science through support of the rigorous scientific and regulatory process by which COVID-19 vaccines are evaluated and may ultimately be authorized and recommended for use in the population;
- protecting the public’s health and safety by establishing safe and effective processes for administering vaccines to all who are eligible and choose to get vaccinated; and
- creating transparency by making available critical information about vaccines as it is released, including benefits and risks, while also working to share plans for vaccinating communities nationwide.