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Alaska Vaccine Assessment Program (AVAP)

The Alaska Vaccine Assessment Program (AVAP) facilitates the 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 and adult vaccines. The program has been successfully delivering benefits to the people of Alaska since its inception.

  • 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.

Additional information can be found on

2024 Assessment Rates

  • Child: $14.89/child/month
  • Adult: $3.71/adult/month

State Vaccine Assessment Council Members​

  • Joseph McLaughlin, MD, MPH, Chair
    State Epidemiologist and Chief, Section of Epidemiology, Alaska Division of Public Health
  • Sarah Bailey, AIE
    Supervisor, L & H Filings and Market Conduct, Alaska Division of Insurance
  • Patricia Clay, MD, MPH
    Pediatrician, LaTouche Pediatrics 
  • Supriya Ramanathan, MD, FAAP
    Medical Director West Territory, Aetna
  • Mike Patton
    Director of Large Group Underwriting, Premera Blue Cross
  • Patrick Shier
    Payer-TPA, Alaska Membership Representative, Pacific Health Coalition 
  • Christina Eldridge, PharmD, MPH, BCACP
    Outpatient Pharmacy Manager, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium 
  • Jennifer Perkins, MD
    Family Medicine Physician, Southcentral Foundation

Plan of Operation

Provider Opt-in

Factsheets and Forms

Contact Information

Alaska Immunization Helpline
Phone: 907-269-8088
Phone: 888-430-4321 (toll free)