The Adult Vaccine Access Coalition has come together to raise awareness, improve access, and increase utilization of vaccines among adults.
To help us advocate to policymakers why adult vaccine access is important, we want to hear your stories!
Supporting and advocating for investments and policies to track adult immunization status and improve patient outcomes.
Measuring progress towards benchmarks to improve preventive care.
Increasing access to, and utilization of, vaccines among at risk populations to prevent illness.
Letter to Newly Appointed CDC Director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald
Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D. Director Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1600 Clifton Road Atlanta, GA 30329 Dear Director Fitzgerald, As members of the Adult Vaccine Access Coalition (AVAC), we congratulate you on your recent appointment as Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). We look ...
Letter to Chairman Cole and Ranking Member DeLauro on the Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill
July 18, 2017 The Honorable Tom Cole Chairman House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee 2358B Rayburn Office Building Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Rosa DeLauro Ranking Member House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee 1016 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairman Cole and Ranking Member DeLauro, As members ...
Re: Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities Proposed Rule for FY 2018, SNF Value-Based Purchasing Program, SNF Quality Reporting Program, and SNF Payment Models Research
June 26, 2017 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-1679-P P.O. Box 8016 Baltimore, MD 21244-8016 Re: Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities Proposed Rule for FY 2018, SNF Value-Based Purchasing Program, SNF Quality Reporting Program, and SNF Payment Models Research To Whom It May Concern: As ...
Recognizing Innovation: AVAC Spotlight
Every May, the National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit (NAIIS) brings together stakeholders from across the country to Atlanta to celebrate the achievements of individuals and organizations that have set out to improve access to adult immunization. Adult immunization rates in the United States are far too low, resulting in thousands of hospitalizations and deaths. Despite these challenges, Mitchel C. ...
The Essential Role of Public Health in Immunization: AVAC Spotlight
AVAC members are briefed by Dr. Nancy Messonnier, Director NCIRD August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NAIM), an annual observance to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. Immunizations are a highly cost-effective form of preventive medicine that protect health and save lives. The public health system that plays such an important role in making sure people ...
Fact Sheet: Health and Economic Benefits of Adult Immunizations
As recently as the mid-20th century, conditions such as polio, measles, rubella and diphtheria were still common, striking thousands ill and taking the lives of hundreds more. The development of safe and effective vaccines has revolutionized medicine and turned once prevalent conditions into mostly a distant memory. The key to maintaining and building on these advances is constant vigilance. Continued ...