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Ensuring COVID-19 Vaccine Affordability

Summary

On March 30, Avalere policy experts published a piece in the Health Affairs blog about the existing programs in place to ensure patient access to affordable COVID-19 vaccines.

As the COVID-19 pandemic has unfolded, concerns about access to affordable vaccines and treatments have become a focal point in public discourse. While these concerns are understandable, policymakers should be mindful of the current policies and programs that help facilitate widespread vaccine access.

In “Ensuring COVID-19 Vaccine Affordability: Existing Mechanisms Should Not Be Overlooked,” Avalere experts outline existing mechanisms that provide widespread access to affordable vaccines, which include the following pathways:

  • Conventional US vaccine coverage and finance (e.g., Medicare, Vaccines for Children, the Affordable Care Act, Section 317 Immunization Program)
  • Vaccine procurement and distribution for public health responses

Read the full piece on the Health Affairs blog.

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