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. 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.

Additional information can be found on

2023 Assessment Rates

  • Child: $9.85/child/month
  • Adult: $1.51/adult/month

State Vaccine Assessment Council Members​

  • Joseph McLaughlin, MD, MPH, Chair
    State Epidemiologist and Chief, Section of Epidemiology, Alaska Division of Public Health
  • Sarah Bailey, AIE
    Supervisor, L & H Filings and Market Conduct, Alaska Division of Insurance
  • Patricia Clay, MD, MPH
    Pediatrician, LaTouche Pediatrics 
  • Pamela Andrews Sheffield, MD
    Medical Director, Clinical Solutions Pacific NW Medical Health Services, 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 
  • Ros Singleton, MD, MPH
    Pediatrician, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Plan of Operation

Provider Opt-in

Factsheets and Forms

Contact Information

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