Mandatory mRNA vaccine mandate for Alberta physicians

College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) Council
2700 10020 100 Street NW
Edmonton, AB Canada T5J 0N3


Dear CPSA council members,


RE: Mandatory mRNA vaccine mandate for Alberta physicians


Thank you for allowing me to listen Friday morning during council’s discussion on a vaccine mandate for Alberta physicians. Let me please provide the perspective of a physician who loves his job, cares deeply about his patients, and continues to avoid the mRNA vaccines. I am a pediatric neurologist and researcher specializing in epilepsy and neurocritical care at Alberta Children’s Hospital (ACH). I have a Master of Public Health from Harvard University and before returning to ACH in February 2020, I spent 6 years on staff at Mayo Clinic where I developed expertise in neuroinflammation. Both medical school and pediatric neurology residency were completed here in Calgary. I am also a father of 3 young children and remain very much provaccine. While I refuse to take this novel experimental mRNA therapy, my wife, children, and I are completely vaccinated, including yearly flu shots. This is not a contradictory stance as these current mRNA vaccines represent a dramatic departure from using, for instance, live attenuated viruses. Rather, they represent a completely novel and experimental therapy with no longterm data. Consider that the CDC just updated the definitions of immunity and vaccine on September 1, 2021 13 days ago swapping out the prior “produce immunity” to “provide protection”.

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