Enabling Vital Health Access to Alaskans
The Alaska Vaccine Assessment Programs ensures that Alaskans gain improved access to vaccines, health care providers receive state-supplied vaccines at no charge, and payers benefit from cost savings through the state’s bulk vaccine purchase and distribution.
The Alaska Vaccine Assessment Program (AVAP) facilitates universal purchase of vaccines for all ages. In 2014, the State of Alaska enacted a statewide funding partnership (Alaska statute 18.09.200) to safeguard universal purchase of childhood vaccines and select adult vaccines. The program has been successfully delivering benefits to the people of Alaska since its inception.
Benefits of AVAP:
Administration of AVAP:
DOH contracts with KidsVax® for administrative support services, including collection of payments from health plans, insurance companies, and other payers, and the development and maintenance of this website. The State of Alaska uses these funds to purchase vaccines for children and adults at favorable rates and distribute them to providers at no charge. This funding partnership has been branded as the Alaska Vaccine Assessment Program or AVAP.
To learn more about the history of AVAP, click here.