• AVAC Asks Members of the House To Prioritize Access to Immunizations when they Consider the American Health Care Act (AHCA)

    March 21, 2017 Dear Representative, As members of the Adult Vaccine Access Coalition (AVAC), we hope you will ensure Americans of all ages have full access to immunizations that improve health and protect lives as you consider the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and other related health care reform legislation. AVAC includes more than fifty […]

    Letters to Congress Appropriations/Funding for Immunization
  • AVAC Responds to Proposed Changes to Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Model (APM) Incentive

    June 27, 2016 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-5517-P P.O. Box 8013 RE: Medicare Program; Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Model (APM) Incentive under the Physician Fee Schedule, and Criteria for Physician-Focused Payment Models To Whom It May Concern: AVAC appreciates the opportunity to […]

    Letters to Administration Quality Measures
  • AVAC and The Next Frontier for Immunizations

    “In a world of massive information overload, we have to be loud and insistent with our vaccination message. Nowhere is that more true than in Washington, DC.” –  Mike Popovich CEO, Scientific Technologies Corporation

    Blogs Appropriations/Funding for Immunization
  • AVAC Submits Comments on the HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2017 Regarding Essential Community Providers and Network Adequacy

    As participants in the Adult Vaccine Access Coalition (AVAC), we appreciate the opportunity to comment on the HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2017. AVAC consists of more than 40 organizational leaders in health and public health that are committed to tackling the range of barriers to adult immunization and to raising awareness […]

    Letters to Administration Supporting Providers
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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.

    Blogs Benefits of Immunization
  • 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.

    Blogs Appropriations/Funding for Immunization
  • AVAC Offers Comments on HHS’s National Adult Immunization Plan (NAIP)

    AVAC comments on goals of draft HHS National Adult Immunization Plan

    Letters to Administration Quality Measures
  • National Vaccine Advisory Committee Releases Revised Standards for Adult Immunization Practice

    The National Vaccine Advisory Committee’s revised Standards for Adult Immunization Practice were released on September 10, 2013. The NVAC standards recognize the importance of the healthcare provider recommendation for patients to receive needed vaccines, the current low vaccination rates among U.S. adults, and reflect the changed environment within which adult vaccines are now given. The […]

    Reports Supporting Providers