Vaccines are considered among the most significant public health achievements of the 20th century. These safe and effective tools play a critical role in keeping individuals and communities healthy by providing immunity against potentially dangerous diseases. States play a significant role in determining, implementing and enforcing vaccination policies.
This series is intended to provide state policy options related to vaccines, including background information and key considerations for state legislators. Each section includes policy options lawmakers may consider to create effective and equitable immunization programs that address the unique characteristics of their state.