Every year, more than 50,000 adults die from vaccine preventable diseases.
Thousands more suffer serious health problems that could have been prevented by accessing recommended immunizations. Yet adult vaccination rates remain unacceptably low. AVAC is a diverse group of healthcare providers, vaccine innovators, pharmacies, public health organizations, and patient and consumer groups working together to eliminate informational, financial, and logistical barriers to adult vaccination.
Join our call to eliminate out of pocket costs for patients with Medicare Part D insurance.
Vaccines play an essential role in preventing disease, and help keep older adults healthy, active, and independent. Unfortunately, many older adults, particularly those on fixed incomes, are unable to afford the copayments that are often required for vaccines covered under Medicare Part D that protect from diseases such as pertussis (Tdap) and shingles (zoster). Join over 100 organizations in urging Congress to pass the Protecting Seniors Through Immunization Act. This important bipartisan bill will eliminate out-of-pocket costs for vaccines covered under Medicare Part D, while also ensuring that beneficiaries receive important information about recommended immunizations.