Welcome to 317 Coalition! Approximately 43,000 adults and 300 children in the United States die annually from vaccine-preventable diseases or their complications.
The 317 Coalition advocates for increasing the Federal funding for the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, commonly known as "section 317" of the Public Health Service Act. Section 317 provides a safety net program of grants to states to immunize children, adolescents and adults who have no other means to pay for vaccinations. In the past five years, the national immunization schedule has experienced dramatic increases in the number of vaccines recommended to protect the population against preventable diseases. Learn More