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Shingles Vaccine Uptake Dramatically Increased After Inflation Reduction Act Removes Patient Out-Of-Pocket Cost

May 23, 2024

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Senior Man Smiling Vaccine Shot

The Inflation Reduction Act has many goals, one of which is reducing health care costs for older adults, including vaccines. A new study shows that following the implementation of the new policy, the number of shingles vaccinations covered by Medicare Part D rose by 46 percent. Co-author A. Mark Fendrick, M.D., comments on the importance of enhancing equity in healthcare in this article from the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation.

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