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Experts recommend that US insurers should cover immunisations

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7411.360-g (Published 14 August 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:360
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    The US Congress should require all public and private health insurance plans to cover immunisations recommended by the government, says a report from an expert panel of the National Academy of Sciences.

    The study was carried out in response to recent shortages of some vaccines and a reduction in the number of manufacturers of vaccines.

    “Immunisation is too important to the nation for anyone to be left uncovered,” said the panel's chairman, Professor Frank Sloan, of Duke University, North Carolina.

    The panel's mandate would provide coverage for all insured …

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