HB 2342 - DIGEST

Creates the universal vaccine purchase account. Receipts from private and public sources for the purpose of increasing access to vaccines for children must be deposited into the account. Expenditures from the account must be used for the purchase of vaccines, at no cost to health care providers in Washington, to administer to children under nineteen years old who are not eligible to receive vaccines at no cost through federal programs.

Requires the department of health to: (1) Determine which vaccines shall be purchased with funds available in the universal vaccine purchase account; and

(2) Coordinate purchasing decisions through federal programs that receive discounts for the purchase of large quantities of vaccines.