Dear Congressional Leaders:
Vaccines are one of the greatest achievements in health, saving millions of lives worldwide as well as trillions of dollars in costs to this country. Over $600 million of Prevention and Public Health Funds (PPHF) have been invested in immunization, including nearly $402 million supporting core immunization activities. At this time nearly 45% of immunization funding comes from PPHF and a cut in this funding source will cripple the nation's ability to keep vaccine preventable diseases at bay. As you negotiate the replacement of the Affordable Care Act, we urge you to ensure that the funding for vaccine programs that is currently allocated through the Prevention and Public Health Fund is maintained.
Details on this issue can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/SaveVaccineFundingBlog