• COVID-19

    COVID-19 remains a public health concern that affects patients in every community. AAFP will continue providing information on the following COVID-19-related topics to help you in your practice and patient care:

    • Ending of public health emergency
    • Transition of vaccines, testing and treatment to the commerical marketplace
    • Prevention and planning
    • Caring for high-risk patients
    • Treating long COVID
    • Practice management
    • Advocacy 
    • Education

    Commercialization of COVID-19 vaccinations, testing and treatment

    With the ending of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) in May 2023, many temporary policies in response to the pandemic are being phased out. Here's what you need to know for your practice and patients. 

    COVID-19 vaccines and treatments will likely transition to the commercial marketplace in fall 2023. Family physicians should be aware:

    • Most Americans will continue to pay nothing out-of-pocket for the COVID-19 vaccine due to their insurance coverage.
    • However, 25 million uninsured adults will lose access to affordable vaccines and treatments.

    In April 2023, HHS announced the Bridge Access Program for COVID-19 Vaccines and Treatment –a $1.1B public-private partnership as a temporary measure to prevent the loss of under- and uninsured adults’ access to COVID-19 vaccines and treatments at no-cost after commercialization.

    Other COVID-19 Resources