Contact Your Lawmakers

Vaccinate Your Family has identified several key bills in Congress that advance our national policy priorities and we need your help in asking your Members of Congress to support them.  Simply put in your information when requested to easily email your Senators and Representative and show your support for vaccines!

 

Fully Fund Immunization Programs

Section 317 of the Public Health Code provides funds to state and local health departments to fund vaccination programs and carry out education and outreach programs on the importance of immunizations.  The COVID-19 pandemic has taxed these already strained programs and underscored the need to fully fund immunizations programs to protect our communities.

 

Waive Copays for Vaccines in Medicare and Medicaid

People with Medicare or Medicaid may have to pay out of pocket for a shingles or pertussis vaccine, which can present a significant financial barrier for these individuals.  Waiving the cost for these vaccines, which is already done for flu and COVID vaccines, helps ensure that everyone has access to the immunizations they need to be healthy and keep those around them safe from vaccine-preventable diseases.

 

Strengthen Immunization Data

Timely, reliable and accurate data is key in the fight against vaccine-preventable diseases.  Tell the Senate to pass legislation to modernize data systems to improve security and interoperability.

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