Alaska Vaccine Assessment Program (AVAP)

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.

2022 Assessment Rates

  • Child: $4.77/child/month
  • Adult: $0.51/adult/month

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

Provider Opt-in

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