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Maine’s Universal Vaccine Program Saves Payers 20-30%, Increases Access

Approximately 10 years after the establishment of the Maine Vaccine Board (MVB) in 2010, consulting firm BerryDunn conducted a third-party impact analysis to assess the efficacy of the MVB's universal purchase program.

2021-07-28T16:09:40-04:00July 22, 2021|Universal Vaccine Programs|

Pew Research Center Finds Most Americans Support Vaccinating Kids For Measles

According to the Pew Research Center, there has been an increase in the percentage of Americans who believe there are “very high” benefits of the MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) vaccine.

2020-11-23T15:00:49-05:00March 5, 2020|Vaccine Hesitancy|

States with Religious and Philosophical Exemptions from School Immunization Requirements

While all states have school immunization laws that grant exemptions to children for medical reasons, not all states grant exemptions for religious or philosophical reasons. The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) examines which states, as of 2019, have religious and philosophical exemptions.

2019-11-21T14:21:46-05:00November 21, 2019|Vaccine Facts|

Impact of Universal Vaccine Purchase Program in North Carolina

The impact of a universal vaccine purchase program in North Carolina was examined based on change in immunization rates. It was concluded that a universal vaccine program was associated with improved immunization rates, specifically for children with little to no insurance.

2019-11-22T15:05:16-05:00November 21, 2019|Universal Vaccine Programs|

Why Universal Purchase Policies Matter

Marcella Bobinksy, Executive Director of the KV Foundation, compares National Immunization Survey (NIS) Numbers from two universal-select states and then compares one universal state to one universal-select state. She found that when medical providers have universal access to recommended childhood and adolescent vaccines, more children are vaccinated.

2020-11-11T15:33:46-05:00November 21, 2019|Universal Vaccine Programs|

Learn About How Universal Vaccine Programs Could Reduce Inequities and Improve Public Health

Vaccination provides more benefits than just the prevention of specific diseases. If there was universal access to vaccines, it would provide every individual the opportunity to live a healthier and fuller life. Universal access to vaccines could directly improve health-care services, protect against bioterrorism, promote economic growth, and influence various other global issues.

2019-11-22T15:06:06-05:00November 21, 2019|Universal Vaccine Programs|

Learn the History Behind America’s Anti-Vaccination Movement

Rebellion against vaccines isn’t new, it has been around since the 19th century after Edward Jenner created a vaccine for the smallpox virus. Anti-vaxxers during this time believed that mandatory vaccine laws impinged on certain amendment rights, such as freedom of speech.

2020-11-10T14:48:39-05:00November 21, 2019|Vaccine Hesitancy|

An Evidence-Based Meta-Analysis Revealed No Relationship between Vaccination and Autism

The fear of a link between vaccines and autism has created a major public health issue. An evidence-based meta-analysis of case-control and cohort studies found that the components in vaccines (both thimerosal and mercury) or obtaining multiple vaccines at once (i.e MMR vaccine) is not associated with the development of autism spectrum disorder.

2020-11-23T15:24:48-05:00November 21, 2019|Vaccine Hesitancy|