It’s been just over a year since the Adult Vaccine Access Coalition (AVAC) launched on Capitol Hill to raise awareness, improve access, and increase utilization of vaccines among adults. Vaccines protect us from a variety of common diseases that can be serious and even deadly. Every year more than 50,000 adults in the United States die—and thousands more suffer serious health problems—from vaccine preventable diseases. Near universal access to immunizations for children was one of the greatest public health accomplishments of the 20th century. AVAC seeks to achieve the same level of success when it comes to immunizations among adults.
Here’s a snapshot of our activities over the past year: Read More