Resources

AVAC has developed a variety of resources for policymakers, health care providers, and our immunization partners. Explore all of the resources below or use our filters to narrow your search by type of resource and by type of policy.

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  • Doctor or nurse gives flu vaccine to patient at clinic.

    Provider Support is Key to Adult Vaccine Access

    To increase vaccine access and utilization, we must strengthen the policy and payment environment for vaccines, including supporting providers through educational resources and addressing the unique challenges that come with stocking, carrying and administering vaccines in various health care settings. Download the factsheet.

    Fact Sheets Supporting Providers
  • AVAC Letter of Support for Appropriations Funding for FY2025

    AVAC submitted a letter to Chairwoman Baldwin, Chairman Aderholt, and Ranking Members Capito and DeLauro asking for increased funding of immunization-related activities as part of the fiscal year (FY) 2025 Appropriations bill, including: $1.6 billion for the National Immunization Program; $241 million for Influenza Planning and Response at CDC’s NCIRD; and $150 million for CDC’s […]

    Letters to Congress Appropriations/Funding for Immunization
  • Infographic on Health Care Savings for Older Adults

    In 2021, 3.4 million older adults paid $234 million in out-of-pocket costs for vaccines. Thanks to Congressional action, Medicare Part D enrollees can now get those vaccines for free. Download the infographic.

    Infographics Reducing Financial Barriers
  • Access to Vaccines is Key to Healthy Aging

    Staying up to date on all vaccinations is important to reduce the risk of infectious diseases. As we age, vaccines protect us and preserve our health, especially if we have chronic conditions like heart or lung disease and diabetes. Download the factsheet.

    Fact Sheets Benefits of Immunization
  • Examining Provider-Focused Vaccine Policy Reforms

    Immunization is an important component of public health and preventive care; however, for adults, uptake of Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)-recommended vaccines is below national targets. This white paper from Avalere, funded by AVAC, details providers’ efforts to stock, administer, and receive payment for vaccines, and highlights considerations for patient access and potential future […]

    Reports Supporting Providers
  • A retired senior couple support family by babysitting. Three young children sit on their grandparents' laps. The group is reading a book together.

    Removing Out-of-Pocket Costs for Adult Vaccines in Arkansas

    Arkansas serves as an example of the potential cost savings states could realize through effective implementation and promotion of the new requirements. Arkansas has provided adults with comprehensive vaccine coverage since it authorized Medicaid expansion in 2014. As a result, the state eliminated coverage and cost barriers to adult vaccination, including the Shingles, Tdap, Hep […]

    Fact Sheets Reducing Financial Barriers
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    Removing Out-of-Pocket Costs for Adult Vaccines in Florida

    Previously, Florida Medicaid did not cover the Shingles, Tdap, Hepatitis B, or Pneumococcal vaccines for eligible adults. By improving vaccination coverage, the state of Florida has the opportunity to realize millions of dollars in cost savings resulting from increased vaccination uptake and reduced incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases and associated treatment costs. Download the factsheet here.

    Fact Sheets Reducing Financial Barriers
  • Removing Out-of-Pocket Costs for Adult Vaccines in South Carolina

    Previously, South Carolina Medicaid did not cover the Shingles vaccine for eligible adults, nor did it cover the Pneumococcal, Tdap, or Hepatitis B vaccines without cost sharing. By improving vaccination coverage, the state of South Carolina has the opportunity to realize millions of dollars in cost savings resulting from reduced vaccination uptake and lowered incidence […]

    Fact Sheets Reducing Financial Barriers
  • Removing Out-of-Pocket Costs for Adult Vaccines in Georgia

    Previously, Georgia Medicaid did not cover the Pneumococcal vaccine for eligible adults, nor did it cover the Shingles, Tdap, or Hepatitis B vaccines without cost sharing. By improving vaccination coverage, the state of Georgia has the opportunity to realize millions of dollars in cost savings resulting from increased vaccination uptake and reduced incidence of vaccine-preventable […]

    Fact Sheets Reducing Financial Barriers
  • Removing Out-of-Pocket Costs for Adult Vaccines in Texas

    Previously, Texas Medicaid did not cover the Pneumococcal, Shingles, Tdap, or Hepatitis B vaccines without cost sharing for eligible adults. By improving vaccination coverage, the state of Texas has the opportunity to realize millions of dollars in cost savings resulting from increased vaccination uptake and reduced incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases and associated treatment costs. Download […]

    Fact Sheets Reducing Financial Barriers