Updated on September 23, 2021 Read time 1 minute
In the interest of the public good, IFM supports the use of authorized COVID-19 vaccines for whom it is clinically indicated. These vaccines have been shown to decrease the likelihood of infection and associated serious sequelae or death from SARS-CoV-2 infection. For all individuals, vaccinated and unvaccinated, IFM recommends a functional medicine approach focusing on lifestyle and personalized nutrition to strengthen the immune system, address complex chronic diseases that confer increased risk, decrease the potential severity of SARS CoV-2 infection, and improve overall health. IFM promotes the active observation and testing of all COVID-19 vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals and ongoing vigilance with regard to well-established public health measures designed to reduce exposure, including masking and physical distancing.
IFM will continue to closely monitor the research and clinical experience with COVID-19 vaccines and SARS-CoV-2 infection related science. We stand firm in our mission to educate clinicians and the general public about the data surrounding COVID-19 vaccine efficacy, effectiveness, and safety. Please refer to the IFM COVID-19 vaccine resources page for our most current information and updates.
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Amanda Wood, Director of Communications