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Universal Immunization Program and Related Programs

4580-1000

funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

  • Funding History
  • Description
  • Proposals
Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18 $2,257,799 $2,257,799
FY17 $2,308,351 $2,257,799
FY16 $2,312,170 $2,220,284
FY15 $2,288,805 $2,183,190
FY14 $57,466,941 $54,425,120
FY13 $56,703,209 $52,879,812
FY12 $56,940,954 $52,222,377
FY11 $56,243,202 $50,110,777
FY10 $59,676,873 $52,135,817
FY09 $52,535,648 $45,449,649
FY08 $57,164,943 $48,771,508
FY07 $44,698,662 $36,771,508
FY06 $36,874,474 $29,566,508
FY05 $32,424,485 $25,052,068
FY04 $25,532,983 $19,152,068
FY03 $28,148,542 $20,658,293
FY02 $31,490,520 $22,612,821
FY01 $37,151,719 $26,213,852
  • See Changes in Funding
Between and
Funding for Universal Immunization Program and Related Programs
96.1%

comparisons adjusted for inflation (CPI)

Notes

  • In FY15, funding for universal immunizations (approximately $50 million) shifted into an off-budget account.
  • Funding for the Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine was a separate line item in FY01-FY02, but was incorporated into funding for the Universal Immunization Program line item starting in FY03.
  • Use caution comparing funding for this line item FY09-FY10. In FY10, funding for information technology was taken out of this line item and shifted to a centralized information technology account. The exact amount of this accounting change is not available.

* Funding and comparison information includes all line-items listed above. Download the spreadsheet to see funding levels for individual line-items.

The Universal Immunization Program funds the purchase and distribution of vaccines to children and some adults. Thanks to the program, Massachusetts ranks among the top states for pediatric immunization rates.

The Universal Immunization Program was established in accordance with state law requiring such a program. Under the program, children are required to have certain vaccines before they begin school, and the Department of Public Health purchases and distributes all recommended pediatric vaccines to both public and private health providers so that they can provide vaccines to all children (a small number of adults also receive vaccines). Massachusetts uses a combination of state funding from this line item appropriation and funding from the federal Vaccines for Children (VCF) program and other federal grant programs to pay for the cost of vaccines. In recent years the state funding for the program has come from a small surcharge on payments by insurers for health services.

Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18 GAA $2,257,799 $2,257,799
FY18 Leg $2,257,799 $2,257,799
FY18 Sen $2,292,039 $2,292,039
FY18 SWM $2,292,039 $2,292,039
FY18 Hou $2,292,039 $2,292,039
FY18 HWM $2,292,039 $2,292,039
FY18 Gov $2,292,039 $2,292,039
FY17 $2,308,351 $2,257,799

Notes

  • In FY15, funding for universal immunizations (approximately $50 million) shifted into an off-budget account.
  • Funding for the Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine was a separate line item in FY01-FY02, but was incorporated into funding for the Universal Immunization Program line item starting in FY03.
  • Use caution comparing funding for this line item FY09-FY10. In FY10, funding for information technology was taken out of this line item and shifted to a centralized information technology account. The exact amount of this accounting change is not available.

* Funding information includes all line-items listed above. Download the spreadsheet to see funding levels for individual line-items.