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Adult Vaccine Rates Are Low
Out-of-Pocket Costs Influence Medicare Vaccination Rates
Issue Brief: Immunization Infrastructure
Issue Brief: Immunization Infrastructure Immunization infrastructure is the backbone of federal, state, and local public health efforts. Infrastructure elements include vaccine purchase; storage; handling and safety; provider and community education and outreach; immunization information systems (IIS) or registries; disease surveillance; and outbreak response. These elements promote disease prevention and mitigate the potential widespread consequences of a devastating disease outbreak. Find out more in this important issue brief.
2016: Start Making a Difference. 2017: Take it to the Next Level.
It’s been just over a year since the Adult Vaccine Access Coalition (AVAC) launched on Capitol Hill to raise awareness, improve access, and increase utilization of vaccines among adults. Vaccines protect us from a variety of common diseases that can be serious and even deadly. Every year more than 50,000 adults in the United States die—and thousands more suffer serious health problems—from vaccine preventable diseases. Near universal access to immunizations for children was one of the greatest public health accomplishments of the 20th century. AVAC seeks to achieve the same level of success when it comes to immunizations among adults. Here’s a snapshot of our activities over the past year: Read More