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J Adolesc Health. 2011 Mar;48(3):320-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2010.12.025.

Financing vaccines for adolescents: a position paper of the society for adolescent health and medicine.

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  • 1Health Partners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN, USA.


An increasing number of vaccines are now recommended for adolescents. These vaccines may greatly improve the health of adolescents and their communities. However, adolescent vaccine coverage rates lag behind those for infants and behind goals set by Healthy People 2010 [1]. Financial constraints have been reported to be a significant obstacle to immunizing adolescents and young adults [2]. At the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, we believe that to achieve increased vaccine coverage in this age group, financial barriers to immunization must be removed.

Copyright © 2011 Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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