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 Chairmen Cole and Ranking Member DeLauro
March 15, 2018 The Honorable Tom Cole Chairman House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee 2358B Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Rosa DeLauro Ranking Member House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee 2413 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairmen Cole and Ranking Member DeLauro, As ...
RE: 2019 Medicare Advantage and Part D Advance Notice and Draft Call Letter (CMS-2017-0163)
March 5, 2018 Seema Verma Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 7500 Security Boulevard Baltimore, MD 21244 RE: 2019 Medicare Advantage and Part D Advance Notice and Draft Call Letter (CMS-2017-0163) Dear Administrator Verma: As participants in the Adult Vaccine Access Coalition (AVAC), we appreciate the opportunity to comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) 2019 ...
RE: Stakeholder Recommendations for Potential Consideration of New Specialty Measure Sets and/or Revisions to the Existing Specialty Measure Sets for the 2019 Program Year of Meritbased Incentive Payment System (MIPS)
February 9, 2018 Seema Verma Administrator Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-5522-P P.O. Box 8013 Baltimore, MD 21244-8013 RE: Stakeholder Recommendations for Potential Consideration of New Specialty Measure Sets and/or Revisions to the Existing Specialty Measure Sets for the 2019 Program Year of Meritbased Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Dear Administrator Verma: AVAC ...
AVAC Spotlight: Dr. Wilbur H. Chen, Associate Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Adult Clinical Studies Section, Center for Vaccine Development, University of Maryland School of Medicine
By 2030, the number of adults ages 65 and older in the United States is expected to grow to 71 million—at least 20 percent of the total population. It is particularly important during this stage of life to maintain healthy lifestyles and habits. Receiving recommended immunizations is an essential part of that process. Wilbur Chen, MD, MS, FACP, FIDSA, has ...
AVAC Spotlight: Michael Popovich, CEO, Scientific Technologies Corporation (STC)
Scientific Technologies Corporation (STC) has evolved in many ways over the past 30 years, but its mission has always remained the same: make it simple, affordable and efficient to provide vaccinations and improve people’s health. CEO Michael Popovich has led the company since its founding, and along with Todd Watkins, president, has been building STC into a public health technology company at ...
AVAC Spotlight: Lauren Linkenauger, PharmD
Lauren Linkenauger doesn’t just talk about the role pharmacists play in delivering vaccines. Having spent her entire career at the forefront of innovations in vaccine delivery, she walks the walk. Immunizations are one of the world’s biggest public health success stories, but people’s access can vary depending on where they live. Every year, more than 50,000 adults in the United ...