Universally Recommended Vaccinations: Reducing Client Out-of-Pocket Costs for Vaccinations
Reducing out-of-pocket costs to families for vaccinations or administration of vaccinations can be implemented by paying for vaccinations or administration, providing insurance coverage, or reducing copayments for vaccinations at the point-of-service.
Summary of Task Force Recommendations & Findings
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends interventions that reduce client out-of-pocket costs based on strong evidence of effectiveness in improving vaccination rates. The effectiveness of these interventions has been demonstrated:
- In children, adolescents, and adults
- In a range of settings and populations
- When applied in varying levels of scale from individual clinical settings to statewide programs to national efforts
- Whether used alone or as part of a multi-component intervention
The Task Force recommendation was made in October 2008. It is based on evidence from a previously completed review (search period 1980-1997) and an updated review (search period 1997-2007). Updates of reviews are conducted to incorporate more recent evidence.
These reviews were conducted on behalf of the Task Force by a team of specialists in systematic review methods, and in research, practice and policy related to vaccinations to prevent diseases. Please subscribe to be notified as new materials on this topic become available.
Learn more about the original review and Task Force finding in the Vaccinations to Prevent Diseases section of our publications page.
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The findings and conclusions on this page are those of the Community Preventive Services Task Force and do not necessarily represent those of CDC.
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Review Completed: October 2008
- Page last reviewed: January 31, 2011
- Page last updated: December 27, 2011
- Content source: The Guide to Community Preventive Services