The PAN Foundation signs letter of support to Senators Hirono, Capito, Whitehouse, and Scott for the Protecting Seniors Through Immunization Act

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 50,000 adults die annually from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Treatment for these preventable illnesses is estimated to have cost the Medicare program $106 billion from 2016 to 2018. Although many Part D plans cover vaccines, they usually require co-pays. The higher the co-pays, the more likely it is that patients will forgo the vaccine.

PAN lauds your leadership in reintroducing this important legislation for seniors that would address a long-standing structural inequity that hinders immunization opportunities for Medicare beneficiaries.