Tag Archives: vaccine

  • State Immunization Services and Policies Resource Page

    Despite the availability of safe and effective vaccines through Medicaid and the Vaccines for Children program, immunization rates among children enrolled in Medicaid remain lower than for privately-insured children. Disparities in vaccination rates also persist for African-American children and those living in poverty. Nearly half of US pregnant women are covered by Medicaid, but data […]

    December 3, 2018 | Filed under: Front Page, Publications
  • New Program Helps State Medicaid Programs Close an Immunization Disparity Gap

    State Medicaid programs play a vital role in protecting public health by ensuring that children receive all of their recommended immunizations. If all children born in 2009 were fully immunized, for example, it would prevent 42,000 early deaths and 20 million cases of disease, while saving the country more than $13.5 billion in direct health […]

    February 27, 2018 | Filed under: Blog Posts, Front Page, State Health Policy Blog