Improving Vaccination Rates Through Strengthening and Sustaining Immunization Infrastructure
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2M ago
A strong immunization infrastructure promotes disease prevention and mitigates the potential widespread consequences of a devastating disease outbreak. Download the factsheet ..read more
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AVAC Letter of Support for Appropriations Funding for FY2025
Adult Vaccine Access Coalition
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2M ago
AVAC submitted a letter to Chairwoman Baldwin, Chairman Aderholt, and Ranking Members Capito and DeLauro asking for increased funding of immunization-related activities as part of the fiscal year (FY) 2025 Appropriations bill, including: $1.6 billion for the National Immunization Program; $241 million for Influenza Planning and Response at CDC’s NCIRD; and $150 million for CDC’s ..read more
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Provider Support is Key to Adult Vaccine Access
Adult Vaccine Access Coalition
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2M ago
To increase vaccine access and utilization, we must strengthen the policy and payment environment for vaccines, including supporting providers through educational resources and addressing the unique challenges that come with stocking, carrying and administering vaccines in various health care settings. Download the factsheet ..read more
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Improvements to Medicare Vaccine Access
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3M ago
Improvements to Medicare Vaccine Access Recent federal policy changes are expected to greatly improve access to and utilization of adult vaccines. Starting January 2023, adults with Medicare Part D coverage have access to Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)‑recommended vaccines at no cost, including Shingles, Tetanus-Diphtheria-Whooping Cough and future vaccines. This makes vaccine coverage consistent ..read more
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Removing Out-of-Pocket Costs for Adult Vaccines in Texas
Adult Vaccine Access Coalition
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3M ago
Previously, Texas Medicaid did not cover the Pneumococcal, Shingles, Tdap, or Hepatitis B vaccines without cost sharing for eligible adults. By improving vaccination coverage, the state of Texas has the opportunity to realize millions of dollars in cost savings resulting from increased vaccination uptake and reduced incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases and associated treatment costs. Download ..read more
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Access to Vaccines is Critical to Our Nation’s Economic Security
Adult Vaccine Access Coalition
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3M ago
Improving adult vaccination rates is critical to our nation’s health and economic prosperity: Every year, our country spends $26.5 billion treating adults for diseases that could have easily been prevented through vaccination. Vaccines don’t just reduce the overall incidence of preventable diseases: In some cases, they all but eradicate them. In the U.S., smallpox, diphtheria ..read more
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Removing Out-of-Pocket Costs for Adult Vaccines in South Carolina
Adult Vaccine Access Coalition
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3M ago
Previously, South Carolina Medicaid did not cover the Shingles vaccine for eligible adults, nor did it cover the Pneumococcal, Tdap, or Hepatitis B vaccines without cost sharing. By improving vaccination coverage, the state of South Carolina has the opportunity to realize millions of dollars in cost savings resulting from reduced vaccination uptake and lowered incidence ..read more
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Removing Out-of-Pocket Costs for Adult Vaccines in Georgia
Adult Vaccine Access Coalition
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3M ago
Previously, Georgia Medicaid did not cover the Pneumococcal vaccine for eligible adults, nor did it cover the Shingles, Tdap, or Hepatitis B vaccines without cost sharing. By improving vaccination coverage, the state of Georgia has the opportunity to realize millions of dollars in cost savings resulting from increased vaccination uptake and reduced incidence of vaccine-preventable ..read more
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Removing Out-of-Pocket Costs for Adult Vaccines in Florida
Adult Vaccine Access Coalition
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3M ago
Previously, Florida Medicaid did not cover the Shingles, Tdap, Hepatitis B, or Pneumococcal vaccines for eligible adults. By improving vaccination coverage, the state of Florida has the opportunity to realize millions of dollars in cost savings resulting from increased vaccination uptake and reduced incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases and associated treatment costs. Download the factsheet here ..read more
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Removing Out-of-Pocket Costs for Adult Vaccines in Arkansas
Adult Vaccine Access Coalition
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3M ago
Arkansas serves as an example of the potential cost savings states could realize through effective implementation and promotion of the new requirements. Arkansas has provided adults with comprehensive vaccine coverage since it authorized Medicaid expansion in 2014. As a result, the state eliminated coverage and cost barriers to adult vaccination, including the Shingles, Tdap, Hep ..read more
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