About AVAC

The Adult Vaccine Access Coalition has come together to raise awareness, improve access, and increase utilization of vaccines among adults.

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Our Work

Build

Supporting and advocating for investments and policies to track adult immunization status and improve patient outcomes.

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Measure

Measuring progress towards benchmarks to improve preventive care.

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Access

Increasing access to, and utilization of, vaccines among at risk populations to prevent illness.

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Updates

Recent Letters

May 17, 2016

RE: Proposed Changes to Existing Measure for HEDIS 2017: Pneumococcal Vaccination Status for Older Adults (PNU)

As participants in the Adult Vaccine Access Coalition (AVAC), we appreciate the opportunity to comment on the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) proposed modifications to the Pneumococcal Vaccination for Older Adults measure. AVAC consists of over 45 organizational leaders in health and public health that are committed to tackling the range of barriers to adult immunization and to raising ...

April 4, 2016

Statement from AVAC regarding the adult vaccine provisions of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 2017 Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D Payment Policies and Final Call Letter

The following is a statement from the Adult Vaccine Access Coalition (AVAC), regarding the adult vaccine provisions of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 2017 Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D Payment Policies and Final Call Letter “The Adult Vaccine Access Coalition (AVAC) applauds the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for once again recommending that Part D ...

March 4, 2016

AVAC Letter Urging Congress to Prioritize Funding for Adult Immunization-related Activities at Department of Health and Human Services

Dear Senators/Representatives: As you prepare the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, we urge you to prioritize funding for adult immunization-related activities at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Every year, more than 50,000 adults die from vaccine-preventable diseases, and thousands more suffer serious health problems that cause them ...

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