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Vaccines for Children Program Benefits

Program Description

The Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program helps provide vaccines to children whose parents or guardians may not be able to afford them. This helps ensure that all children have a better chance of getting their recommended vaccinations on schedule.

General Program Requirements

A child is eligible for the VFC Program if he or she is younger than 19 years of age and is one of the following:
  • Medicaid-eligible
  • Uninsured
  • Underinsured [1]
  • American Indian or Alaska Native
Children whose health insurance covers the cost of vaccinations are not eligible for VFC vaccines, even when a claim for the cost of the vaccine and its administration would be denied for payment by the insurance carrier because the plan's deductible had not been met.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.

Program Contact Information

To locate a VFC Provider, contact your state's VFC Coordinator. They will be able to provide you with a list of doctors enrolled in the VFC Program.