Childhood immunizations are made available to children aged birth through 18 who meet the guidelines for the Vaccine for Children (VFC) Program. This program targets children who are covered under Medicaid, those who may not have any health insurance, an American Indian or Alaska Native or those children who may be underinsured. For example, health insurance that does not include vaccines, or the insurance covers only selected vaccines (VFC eligible for non-covered vaccines only), or if the insurance caps vaccine coverage at a certain amount. Once that coverage amount is reached, the child is determined as underinsured.
Insured patients with a deductible are not eligible for VFC Program vaccines.
–> See below for what to bring with you to your appointment:
- Bring all shot records you have for the child.
- A parent or legal guardian signs Health Department paperwork and should be with the patient.
- If a Foster Child, the social worker needs the paperwork to sign for the child.
- The Health Department participates in the Vaccine For Children (VFC) program that provides vaccines at a lower cost if you qualify.
*To qualify for the VFC program, a child must have or be one of the following:
- Medical insurance
- Be underinsured
- Have no insurance – must show proof of income
- Be American Indian or Alaskan native