AVAC blogs highlight the important work of AVAC members, campaigns spearheaded by our immunization partners, and our perspective on policies and legislation proposed by the Administration and Congress.

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  • Measles Madness And Value: Gene Therapy, Prevention, And The Pre-Vaccine Era

    The value of keeping healthy through prevention is often distorted relative to the value treatment offers individuals who are suffering devastating illnesses. Check out this blog from Dr. Angela Shen, ScD, MPH that was published in Health Affairs. The blog discusses the recent measles outbreaks and the value of vaccines.

  • AVAC Spotlight: Amy Pisani, Vaccinate Your Family

    Vaccinate Your Family’s (VYF) efforts to educate the public, policymakers and the media about the critical importance of timely vaccinations have helped reshape the conversations on the safety of vaccines over the past three decades.

  • AVAC Spotlight: Dara Lieberman, Trust for America’s Health

    As Director of Government Relations at Trust for America’s Health, Dara Alpert Lieberman oversees the development and implementation of federal government relations strategies and works to advance and implement TFAH’s policy priorities.

  • AVAC Spotlight: Andrea Polkinghorn, Sanford Health, Sioux Falls, SD

    Andrea Polkinghorn believes that you’re never too old to get vaccinated. Children, adolescents, and adults all need vaccinations to keep our communities healthy. As we age, childhood vaccinations begin to wear off, leaving adults susceptible to serious and potentially life-threatening diseases. She knows that it’s imperative that when it comes to vaccines, no patient gets left behind.

  • Healthy People 2030

    Healthy People objectives help to guide the actions of public and private stakeholders across the country who are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of our nation and provide a foundation for measuring progress. It is therefore extremely disappointing that the proposed Immunization and Infectious Disease (IID) objectives for Healthy People 2030 (HP2030) seek to eliminate many critical immunization objectives.

  • AVAC Spotlight: Serese Marotta, Families Fighting Flu (FFF)

    Despite her devastating loss, Serese soon joined the Board of Directors of Families Fighting Flu (FFF), an advocacy organization that includes families, healthcare professionals, and other advocates dedicated to increasing flu education and prevention, so that she could help other families with similar experiences. Today, she is the Chief Operating Officer (COO).

  • Outbreak DIY: Epidemics in a Connected World

    Please join us for a Hill exhibit of the Smithsonian Outbreak project on October 1st through October 5th
    in the Russell Senate Office Building Rotunda. And join Sabrina Sholts, Smithsonian Curator of Outbreak, for a conversation about Outbreak at 4:30 p.m. on October 2nd.