The AJP recognises the basic scientific fact that vaccinations have been among the most successful of all modern medical interventions. Together with antibiotics and modern plumbing they have reduced human suffering on a vast scale. For example, between 1900 and 1980 in the US, the number of deaths from infectious diseases dropped from around 800 per 100,000 people each year, to just 36. Some people do have severe reactions to vaccines and the AJP supports calls for a national compensation to deal with these rare events.
Many current vaccines either contain animal products or are tested on animals and the AJP would work to encourage vaccine developers to move to animal free production and testing methods as fast as possible. Innovative methods to remove animals from the process should make for a better, cheaper product.