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Barriers to Getting Vaccinated

History/Tracking
Many adolescents are unaware of their vaccination history. They may not have or know who their primary physician is, which makes reporting and tracking vaccinations challenging.
Reimbursement
There is a wide variation in the prices paid by private practices for vaccinations and reimbursements rates. Ensuring practices understand their costs and reimbursements and seek opportunities to reduce costs and raise reimbursements essential to ensure vaccine availability.
Access to Adolescents
According to a recent study, only 38% of adolescents have attended a preventative care visit in the past 12 months. With wellness visits a key driver of vaccinations, it is increasingly important to consider other channels that will expand healthcare providers’ reach to adolescents.
The majority of vaccinations occur during wellness visits, but wellness visits rates decline rapidly with age, increasing the importance of alternative channels for vaccination.