Calling the Shots: Immunization Finance Policies and Practices


Report at a Glance

  • Report Brief. Calling the Shots: Immunization Finance Policies and Practice (PDF)

At the request of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, the Institute of Medicine established a committee to examine the roles and responsibilities of state and federal governments in supporting immunization services and to identify basic strategies that could strengthen the national immunization system in the current health care climate.

The report offers an in depth view of the financial state of the U.S. immunization system, focusing primarily on infrastructure issues and interactions among public and private health plans. The report also includes recommendations with respect to federal and state funding, public purchases of adult vaccines, and measures to assess performance in the public and private sector.