Majority of Physicians Decline COVID Shots, according to Survey

Majority of Physicians Decline COVID Shots, according to Survey

June 16, 2021

Of the 700 physicians responding to an internet survey by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), nearly 60 percent said they were not “fully vaccinated” against COVID.

This contrasts with the claim by the American Medical Association that 96 percent of practicing physicians are fully vaccinated. This was based on 300 respondents.

Neither survey represents a random sample of all American physicians, but the AAPS survey shows that physician support for the mass injection campaign is far from unanimous.

“It is wrong to call a person who declines a shot an ‘anti-vaxxer,’” states AAPS executive director Jane Orient, M.D. “Virtually no physicians are ‘anti-antibiotics’ or ‘anti-surgery,’ whereas all are opposed to treatments that they think are unnecessary, more likely to harm than to benefit an individual patient, or inadequately tested.”

The AAPS survey also showed that 54 percent of physician respondents were aware of patients suffering a “significant adverse reaction.” Of the unvaccinated physicians, 80 percent said “I believe risk of shots exceeds risk of disease,” and 30% said “I already had COVID.”

Other reasons for declining the shot included unknown long-term effects, use of aborted fetal tissue, “it’s experimental,” availability of effective early treatment, and reports of deaths and blood clots.

Of 560 practicing physicians, 56 percent said they offered early treatment for COVID.

Nonphysicians were also invited to participate in the survey. Of some 5,300 total participants, 2,548 volunteered comments about associated adverse effects of which they were aware. These included death, amputation, paralysis, stillbirth, menstrual irregularities, blindness, seizures, and heart issues.

“Causality is not proven. However, many of these episodes might have resulted in a huge product liability or malpractice award if they had occurred after a new drug,” stated Dr. Orient. “Purveyors of these COVID products are protected against lawsuits.”

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons has represented physicians in all specialties since 1943. Its motto is omnia pro aegroto, everything for the patient.


AAPS is wing-nut disinfo.

LOL! Yeah, their poll doesn’t give you the result you want so they are wing-nuts.


The AAPS is a right leaning organization so it follows that their member survey would have lower vaccination rates (60% not fully vaccinated) since that’s how it shakes out among the rest of the country. They’ve got ~5,000 members.

The AMA has ~250,000 members and their survey shows a 97% vaccination rate among members. I’d imagine the true vaccination number of physicians is somewhere on the higher end between those two numbers.


No. It’s the literal right-wing disinfo. Far beyond polling.

Mechanics know what’s best for cars but don’t usually keep theirs mateinance up to date. Many construction workers can build amazing sht but keep their place shitty looking. I don’t think this is a tell on how much they belive in the vaccine.

They’re all probably just dumb Trump supporters!

  • the left

check out what percent of the CDC is vaccinated, not from FOX news, from PBS