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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  • AVAC Letter on Fiscal Year 2023 Appropriations

    April 6, 2022    The Honorable Rosa DeLauro Chair House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Tom Cole Ranking Member House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Patty Murray Chair Senate Appropriations Subcommittee […]

    Letters to Congress Appropriations/Funding for Immunization
  • Supporting Supplemental COVID-19 Funding

    March 30, 2022 The Honorable Charles Schumer Majority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Minority Leader U.S. Senate Washington D.C. 20510 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Minority Leader U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Leaders: On behalf of […]

    Letters to Congress Appropriations/Funding for Immunization
  • AVAC Letter to OIDP Vaccines Federal Implementation Plan Public Comment

    March 29, 2022  David Kim, M.D.  Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy   Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Ave. SW Washington, DC  20201 RE: Vaccines Federal Implementation Plan Public Comment  Dear Dr. Kim:  As participants in the Adult Vaccine Access Coalition (AVAC), we appreciate the opportunity to comment on the Office of […]

    Letters to Administration Benefits of Immunization
  • AVAC Comments on Healthy People 2030

    January 10, 2022  Carter Blakey Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20852  Dear Director Blakey,  Members of the Adult Vaccine Access Coalition (AVAC) and stakeholder partners, we appreciate the opportunity to offer comments on Healthy People 2030 and make recommendations […]

    Letters to Administration Benefits of Immunization
  • AVAC Supports Section 139402 and Section 139405 of the Build Back Better Act

    December 13, 2021 The Honorable Charles Schumer Majority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Majority Leader Schumer: Thank you for your strong support and leadership in improving access to vaccines for older adults and individuals with chronic conditions who rely on federal programs for vaccine coverage. We are grateful that the Build Back Better […]

    Letters to Congress Eliminating Disparities
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    Medicare D Cost Sharing Reduces Vaccine Uptake and Perpetuates Health Inequities

    Cost sharing under Medicare Part D can be a large deterrent for beneficiaries to get vaccinated, resulting in worsened health outcomes that continue to perpetuate and exacerbate existing health inequities. Read more about this issue and how Congress can act to address it in this piece written by Josh Adler and Steven Calderbank of IQVIA.

    Blogs Eliminating Disparities
  • AVAC Submits Comments on the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment

    To Whom It May Concern:  As participants in the Adult Vaccine Access Coalition (AVAC), we appreciate the opportunity to comment on Medicare Program: Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs; etc.  Specifically, AVAC wishes to highlight its strong support for the following proposals included in this proposed rulemaking:  […]

    Letters to Administration Reducing Financial Barriers
  • AVAC Offers Comments on the CY2022 Physician Fee Schedule

     September 13, 2021  RE: CMS-1751-P Medicare Program: CY 2022 Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Changes to Part B Payment Policies; Medicare Shared Savings Program Requirements; Provider Enrollment Regulation Updates; Provider and Supplier Prepayment and Post-Payment Medical Review Requirements  To Whom It May Concern:  As participants in the Adult Vaccine Access Coalition […]

    Letters to Administration Supporting Providers
  • Op-Eds in Support of Passing the Protecting Seniors Through Immunization Act

    Op-Eds in Support of Passing the Protecting Seniors Through Immunization Act Illinois senior citizens need Congress to pass Immunization Act by Sen. Don DeWitte, Northwest Herald, 07/12/2021 It’s time to start catching up on all vaccinations, not just COVID by Amy Pisani, The CT Mirror, 07/21/2021 Maine Voices: It’s time to lower financial barriers to vaccination […]

    Op-Eds Eliminating Disparities
  • Call to Action to Boost Low Adult Immunization Rates in the US 

    August 23, 2021 Dear Colleague, Vaccinations are critical components of routine healthcare for adults. They provide protection against severe illness, disability, and death from 15 different infectious diseases such as influenza, pneumococcal disease, herpes zoster (shingles), hepatitis A, hepatitis B, HPV-related cancers, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough). The enormous impact of COVID-19 vaccines on reducing […]

    Fact Sheets Benefits of Immunization