Bridge Access Program

Learn About The Availability of COVID-19 Vaccines

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GHW’s Bridge Access Program


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Combat COVID-19


The CDC’s Bridge Access Program stands as a pivotal initiative in the nationwide effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic by ensuring equitable access to vaccines. Established to provide free COVID-19 vaccines to eligible individuals, this program serves as a critical bridge for those without health insurance or with insufficient coverage. By eliminating financial barriers, the Bridge Access Program aims to bolster vaccination rates and curb the spread of the virus.

Full Program Overview


Learn About The Bridge Access Program

1. What is the CDC’s Bridge Access Program? The Bridge Access Program is an initiative by the CDC aimed at offering no-cost COVID-19 vaccines to adults lacking health insurance or possessing insurance that doesn’t cover all vaccination expenses.

2. Why is the Bridge Access Program important? This program addresses disparities in vaccine access by providing a solution for those who may face financial obstacles in obtaining COVID-19 vaccines. By ensuring free access, it contributes to broader vaccination coverage and, consequently, public health safety.

3. Who can benefit from the Bridge Access Program? Eligible beneficiaries include uninsured adults and individuals with health insurance that fails to cover the full cost of COVID-19 vaccines. This encompasses a significant portion of the population vulnerable to vaccine accessibility issues.


    From Uninsured to the Underinsured


    The Bridge Access Program caters to a diverse demographic, extending its reach to those who fall through the gaps of conventional healthcare coverage. This includes:

    • Uninsured Adults: Individuals lacking health insurance coverage.
    • Underinsured Adults: Those whose insurance policies inadequately cover COVID-19 vaccine expenses.

    Through this program, these individuals gain access to vital vaccination resources without financial burden, ensuring their protection and contributing to broader community immunity.

    Get A Free Covid-19 Vaccine

    Enrollment process

    No Enrollment Required

    Accessing no-cost COVID-19 vaccines through the Bridge Access Program is streamlined to facilitate ease of participation. Eligible individuals can avail themselves of vaccines through the following process:

    1. Healthcare Provider Interaction: During healthcare provider visits, patients will be queried regarding their insurance status to determine eligibility.
    2. Eligibility Verification: Providers will assess eligibility criteria, including insurance coverage, to facilitate access to free vaccines.
    3. No Enrollment Required: Unlike traditional programs, the Bridge Access Program does not necessitate a formal enrollment process for eligible individuals. The emphasis lies on healthcare systems handling eligibility verification, alleviating burdens on patients.

    Future Solutions

    Vaccines for Adults and More

    While the Bridge Access Program serves as a vital short-term intervention, long-term strategies are imperative to sustain equitable vaccine access. Proposals such as the Vaccines for Adults program, as outlined in the FY 2023 and 2024 Presidential Budget, signify potential solutions beyond the program’s expiration. These initiatives aim to ensure continued access to recommended vaccinations, including COVID-19 vaccines, without financial barriers, fostering enduring public health resilience.

    Iota Phi Theta’s Support

    We Stand With The CDC and GHW

    Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. stands in full support of the CDC’s Bridge Access Program and its mission to provide equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines. As a community leader, Iota Phi Theta recognizes the importance of ensuring that all individuals, especially those from marginalized communities, have access to lifesaving vaccines. Through educational initiatives, outreach efforts, and advocacy, Iota Phi Theta is committed to promoting awareness and facilitating access to the Bridge Access Program, aligning with its core values of service and community upliftment. Together with Good Health Wins, Iota Phi Theta strives to make a positive impact in the fight against misinformation and the spread of COVID-19, emphasizing the importance of vaccination in protecting the health and well-being of all individuals.



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      ● CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
      ● FDA: Food and Drug Association
      ● WHO: World Health Organization
      ● ACIP: Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
      ● AAP: American Academy of Pediatrics
      ● AAFP: American Academy of Family Physicians
      ● ACP: American College of Physicians
      ● AMA: American Medical Association
      ● ACOG: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
      ● MMWR: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
      ● VAERS: Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System
      ● VSD: Vaccine Safety Datalink
      ● CISA: Clinical Immunization Safety Assessment Project
      ● VFC: Vaccines for Children program
      ● CHIP: Children’s Health Insurance Plan
      ● VICP: Vaccine Injury Compensation Program