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Alaska Vaccine Assessment Program

AVAP facilitates the universal purchase of vaccines in Alaska. It provides funding for all vaccines federally recommended for insured children and for certain adult vaccines selected by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. By collecting payments from health plans, insurers, and other responsible entities and remitting those funds to the State of Alaska, we ensure:​

  • 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.

2019 Assessment Rates

  • Child: $7.44
  • Adult: $0.53

State Vaccine Assessment Council Members​

Joseph McLaughlin, MD, MPH, Chair
State Epidemiologist and Chief, Section of Epidemiology, Alaska Division of Public Health

Ms. Sarah Bailey, AIE
Supervisor, L & H Filings and Market Conduct, Alaska Division of Insurance

Lydia Bartholomew, MD
Payer-Insurance, Senior Director, Pacific NW Medical Health Services,Aetna

Mike Patton
Director of Large Group Underwriting, Premera Blue Cross

Mr. Fred Brown
Payer-TPA, Executive Director, Health Care Cost Management Corporation of Alaska

Jodyne Butto, MD
Provider-Pediatrician, Anchorage Pediatric Group

Kara King, PharmD, MPH
Tribal/Public Coverage, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Ros Singleton, MD
Pediatrician, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Plan of Operation


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