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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    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 […]

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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.

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Access to Vaccines is Critical to Our Nation’s Economic Security

    Improving adult vaccination rates is critical to our nation’s health and economic prosperity: Every year, our country spends $26.5 billion treating adults for diseases that could have easily been prevented through vaccination. Vaccines don’t just reduce the overall incidence of preventable diseases: In some cases, they all but eradicate them. In the U.S., smallpox, diphtheria […]

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  • Improvements to Medicare Vaccine Access

    Improvements to Medicare Vaccine Access Recent federal policy changes are expected to greatly improve access to and utilization of adult vaccines. Starting January 2023, adults with Medicare Part D coverage have access to Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)‑recommended vaccines at no cost, including Shingles, Tetanus-Diphtheria-Whooping Cough and future vaccines. This makes vaccine coverage consistent […]

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  • Recent Improvements to Medicaid Vaccine Access

    Recent Improvements to Medicaid Vaccine Access Gaps in vaccine coverage have hindered our nation’s disease prevention efforts and put millions of Americans needlessly at risk of becoming sick or dying from vaccine-preventable diseases. Thankfully, state Medicaid programs are beginning to implement new policies to expand vaccine access for millions of low-income adults by eliminating cost […]

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  • AVAC Welcomes Passage of Kuster Legislation To Lower Health Care Costs For Seniors

    Concord, NH (August 11, 2022)–Today, ahead of tomorrow’s House vote on the Inflation Reduction Act, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) is highlighting the bill’s inclusion of her bipartisan legislation to eliminate out-of-pocket costs for vaccines for seniors. On Sunday, the Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act, which includes Rep. Kuster’s bipartisan Protecting Seniors Through Immunization Act — a […]

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