A Blueprint for Improving the Promotion and Delivery of Adult Vaccination in the United States

A Blueprint for Improving the Promotion and Delivery of Adult Vaccination in the United States

A Blueprint for Improving the Promotion and Delivery of Adult Vaccination in the United States

A Blueprint for Improving the Promotion and Delivery of Adult Vaccination in the United States

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Vaccine-preventable disease (VPD) continues to take a heavy toll on adults despite the widespread availability of effective vaccines. Numerous stakeholder organizations have issued reports describing barriers to adult vaccination and recommending improvement. So far, these calls to action have succeeded in stimulating improvements in financial access but have not resulted in changes to make the delivery system more supportive of adult vaccination. A renewed focus on prevention as part of the Affordable Care Act, however, creates a unique window of opportunity to improve the delivery of vaccinations to adults. To help leverage these changes, we conducted a project to identify specifically where efforts to improve the delivery of adult vaccination have stalled and to recommend, with input from stakeholders, targeted strategies to address these bottlenecks that are supported by available evidence and build on existing infrastructure. This report describes the results of our investigation. It offers a series of recommendations aimed at integrating the delivery of advice about vaccination into routine office-based care and the development of tools and incentives to encourage providers who do not offer vaccination to refer adult patients to community vaccinators.

This report will provide public health professionals and other organizations involved in the manufacture, purchase, and administration of vaccines with insights useful for strengthening the promotion and delivery of adult vaccination in the United States. This work was supported by an unrestricted grant from GlaxoSmithKline and was conducted by RAND Health in the Program on Public Health Systems and Preparedness. This report has undergone rigorous peer review to ensure that it meets RAND’s high standards for research quality and objectivity. The principal investigator for this project was Katherine Harris. All participants were given an opportunity to review and comment on a draft of this report. While this report reflects the insights and opinions of participants in our stakeholder workshop, it does not necessarily reflect their endorsements. A profile of RAND Health, abstracts of its publications, and ordering information can be found at www.rand.org/health.

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