Vaccines for Children Program

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Disability Assistance
December 19, 2018

Overview

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.

Administration

Vaccines for Children Program is administered by Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

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.

Application Details

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