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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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  • Keeping Vaccinations Up to Date

    AVAC Catching Up Factsheet Vaccines have always been considered one of the greatest public health achievements, but especially amid the pandemic, where there is overlap between populations that are vulnerable to COVID-19 and other vaccine preventable disease. Despite the demonstrated benefits, vaccine-preventable diseases (or their complications) account for 50,000 to 90,000 adult deaths in the […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • AVAC Member Launches New Educational Website on COVID Vaccine

    The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), an AVAC member, announced the launch of a new educational website, COVID Vaccine Facts. The goal of the website is to address frequent questions about COVID-19 vaccines and vaccine development, with a specific focus on educating both providers and the general public in the US. On the website, which is […]

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  • CDC Releases 2020 Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule

    Adult Schedule, by Vaccine and Age Group

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