Vaccines for Children Program
- Through the VFC program public purchased vaccine is available at no charge to enrolled public and private health care providers for eligible children.
- Children through 18 years of age that meet at least one of the following critera are eligible for VFC: Medicaid Eligible, Uninsured, American Indian or Alaskan Native - as defined by the Indian Health Services Act.
- Underinsured children are eligible to receive vaccine only if they are served by a Federally Qualified Health Center, Rural Health Clinic or Office of Public Health, Parish Health Unit and 317 or state funding is available. (Undersinsured - a child whose health insurance benefit plan does not include vaccinations.)
- Children whose health insurance covers the cost of vaccinations are not eligible for VFC program benefits, even when a claim for the cost of the vaccine and its administration would be denied, if submitted to the insurance carrier for payment, because the plan's deductible had not been met.