Our Best Shot: Expanding Prevention through Vaccination in Older Adults, which was authored by Richard Manning, Ph.D., partner, Bates White Economic Consulting, LLC, reviews vaccination levels, trends and targets, incidence rates, relevant health insurance coverage policies, and the cost effectiveness literature and other reports that have evaluated vaccine utilization in the older adult population. It then offers analysis of the various barriers that keep older adults from receiving vaccinations, including lack of access to education, financial resources, adequate health care and other factors. It also gives recommendations in three specific areas: information, health care and administrative, and financial.
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