• Keeping Vaccinations Up to Date

    AVAC Catching Up Factsheet Vaccines have always been considered one of the greatest public health achievements, but especially amid the pandemic, where there is overlap between populations that are vulnerable to COVID-19 and other vaccine preventable disease. Despite the demonstrated benefits, vaccine-preventable diseases (or their complications) account for 50,000 to 90,000 adult deaths in the […]

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  • AVAC Letter to OIDP Vaccines Federal Implementation Plan Public Comment

    March 29, 2022  David Kim, M.D.  Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy   Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Ave. SW Washington, DC  20201 RE: Vaccines Federal Implementation Plan Public Comment  Dear Dr. Kim:  As participants in the Adult Vaccine Access Coalition (AVAC), we appreciate the opportunity to comment on the Office of […]

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  • AVAC Comments on Healthy People 2030

    January 10, 2022  Carter Blakey Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20852  Dear Director Blakey,  Members of the Adult Vaccine Access Coalition (AVAC) and stakeholder partners, we appreciate the opportunity to offer comments on Healthy People 2030 and make recommendations […]

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  • Call to Action to Boost Low Adult Immunization Rates in the US 

    August 23, 2021 Dear Colleague, Vaccinations are critical components of routine healthcare for adults. They provide protection against severe illness, disability, and death from 15 different infectious diseases such as influenza, pneumococcal disease, herpes zoster (shingles), hepatitis A, hepatitis B, HPV-related cancers, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough). The enormous impact of COVID-19 vaccines on reducing […]

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  • Opinion: Federal policies needed to encourage and increase immunization for seniors

    Learn about the importance of boosting immunization rates among seniors and about how passing legislation like the Protecting Seniors Through Immunization Act will help boost immunization rates for seniors against preventable diseases from Deborah Miller, executive director for the Charitable Healthcare Network.

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  • AVAC Co-Authors White Paper on Improving Maternal Immunization Status

    Executive Summary of Improving Maternal Immunization Status: Working Toward Solutions to the Policy, Data, and Implementation Challenges Driving Suboptimal U.S. Maternal Vaccination Rates White Paper   Read the entire white paper here.   This white paper was written in an effort to better understand evolving challenges that undermine longstanding efforts to address the most persistent barriers to […]

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  • AVAC Spotlight: Dr. Morgan F. McDonald, Deputy Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health

    Dr. Morgan. F. McDonald, MD, FACP, FAAP, is Deputy Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Physicians who has worked closely with maternal vaccinations. Through her work, she has gained robust knowledge about the benefits of vaccinations and the barriers to getting people, particularly mothers, vaccinated.

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  • It’s Time to Start Catching Up on All Vaccinations, Not Just COVID

    While it’s important to get everyone who is able to vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, it is equally important to ensure that everyone is getting vaccinated against other vaccine-preventable illnesses. Read why from Executive Director of Vaccinate Your Family Amy Pisani.

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  • AVAC Spotlight: Dr. Betty J. Braxter, Associate Dean of the Undergraduate Nursing Program at the University of Pittsburgh

    Dr. Betty Braxter is an Associate Dean of the Undergraduate Nursing Program and Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Nursing who wants to make sure mothers, particularly those of color, are getting the necessary protections from preventable maternal complications through vaccinations.

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  • AVAC Puts Forward Recommendations on the Biden Administration’s Vaccine Confidence Campaigns

    Dear President Biden,   Thank you for your continued efforts to end the COVID-19 pandemic, strengthen vaccine confidence, and improve vaccination rates throughout the United States. We appreciate that the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 dedicates $1 billion to build vaccine confidence, support vaccine education, and improve vaccination rates for COVID-19 vaccines as well […]

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  • AVAC Supports Congresswoman Castor’s Leadership on the PREVENT HPV Cancers Act

    March 5, 2021   The Honorable Kathy Castor United States House of Representatives 2052 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515   Dear Congresswoman Castor, We write to thank you for introducing the Promoting Resources to Expand Vaccination, Education and New Treatments for HPV Cancers Act (PREVENT HPV Cancers Act). We appreciate your leadership on […]

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  • CDC Releases Data Showing Safety of COVID Vaccines

    First Month of COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Monitoring Summary What is already known about this topic? Two COVID-19 vaccines have received Emergency Use Authorization for administration in the United States. In preauthorization clinical trials, local and systemic reactions were reported; no serious safety problems were detected.   What is added by this report? Monitoring, conducted as […]

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