Making the Case for Covering the Flu Vaccine

Senior couple meeting with doctor.

A new article from Slate highlights the need to reexamine vaccination reimbursement policies and to educate patients about how these policies apply to them.  As AVAC Member, L.J. Tan, an immunologist who is on the National Vaccine Advisory Committee and is the chief scientific strategy officer at the Immunization Action Coalition, says the current system “.. creates an awful amount of confusion for our patients.”

Another AVAC Member, Mitchel Rothholz, chief strategy officer for the American Pharmacists Association, agreed that it is difficult to gauge how many insured people are not covered for vaccinations because there are “so many different plans.”

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