• AVAC Issues Statement on the Release of the National Adult Immunization Plan

    The following are statements from Laura Hanen and Phyllis Arthur, co-chairs of the Adult Vaccine Access Coalition (AVAC), regarding the release of the National Adult Immunization Plan from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Vaccine Program Office (NVPO). “The Adult Vaccine Access Coalition (AVAC) congratulates NVPO on the release of the National […]

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    Barriers to Accessing Adult Vaccines

    In a new article by Dr. Wes Lum, he makes the case for vaccinating older adults. Dr. Lum joined AVAC as a panelist at the briefing on Capitol Hill and discussed the relationships between chronic conditions and vaccinations, barriers to adults accessing vaccines, and possible solutions. Read the entire post on the Diverse Elders blog.

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    Making the Case for Covering the Flu Vaccine

    A new article from Slate highlights the need to reexamine vaccination reimbursement policies and to educate patients about how these policies apply to them. The article highlights AVAC members 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, and Mitchel Rothholz, chief strategy officer for the American Pharmacists Association.

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  • Adult Vaccination Rates Too Low – Putting Our Nation’s Health and Pocketbook at Risk, Says New Coalition

    Every year, more than 50,000 adults die from vaccine preventable diseases and thousands more suffer serious health problems that could have been prevented by accessing recommended immunizations. In response, a diverse group of healthcare providers, vaccine makers, pharmacies, public health organizations, and patient and consumer groups today launched the Adult Vaccine Access Coalition (AVAC) to change this.

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  • Kaiser Health News Reports that Vaccination Rates for Older Adults Are Falling Short

    Ouch! Vaccination Rates for Older Adults Falling Short This post originally ran on Kaiser Health News and is republished with permission. Three out of four Americans older than 60 don’t get a shingles vaccine to protect themselves from the virus’ miseries: rashes over the face and body, stinging pain that can last for weeks or […]

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  • AVAC Commends Introduction of Resolution Recognizing the Importance of Vaccinations

    AVAC supports bipartisan immunization House Resolution—H. Res. 117, Recognizing the Importance of Vaccinations and Immunizations in the United States

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  • HHS Releases National Adult Immunization Plan

    The NAIP is a five-year national plan released by the National Vaccine Program Office at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The NAIP is intended to facilitate coordinated action by federal and nonfederal partners to protect public health and achieve optimal prevention of infectious diseases and their consequences through vaccination of adults.  The […]

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  • NFID Releases Report Explaining the Importance Adult Vaccination

    With so many safe and effective vaccines available, Forbes magazine proclaimed, “A new golden age of vaccines is at hand,” bringing with it new opportunities for Americans to take an active role in their long-term health. Taking advantage of this new opportunity and increasing immunization rates in adults will require a broadly coordinated effort that […]

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  • New AVAC Fact Sheet Details Health and Economic Benefits of Adult Immunization

    As recently as the mid-20th century, conditions such as polio, measles, rubella and diphtheria were still common, striking thousands ill and taking the lives of hundreds more. The development of safe and effective vaccines has revolutionized medicine and turned once prevalent conditions into mostly a distant memory. The key to maintaining and building on these […]

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