The Vaccines For Children (VFC) program is a federally funded program that provides vaccines at no cost to children who might not otherwise be vaccinated because of inability to pay. CDC buys vaccines at a discount and distributes them to grantees—i.e., state health departments and certain local and territorial public health agencies—which in turn distribute them at no charge to those private physicians' offices and public health clinics registered as VFC providers. Children who are eligible* for VFC vaccines are entitled to receive those vaccines recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). More…
The Vaccines For Children program has helped prevent diseases and save lives…big time! [enlarged view]
In the Spotlight
Vaccines For Children Program and Storage and Handling Training Module (2/5/2013)
Training on program requirements including storage and handling of VFC vaccines
Quick resource for parents (8/27/2012)
The VFC Program helps provide vaccines to children whose parents or guardians may not be able to afford them.
What Does the VFC Program Offer Parents?
Vaccines at no cost for eligible children through VFC-enrolled doctors. Find out if your child qualifies. VFC helps ensure that all children have a better chance of getting their recommended vaccinations on schedule and that means healthier children, families, and communities.
Quick Links for Awardees
Quick Links for Providers
Why Become a VFC Provider?
Participating in VFC reduces your out of pocket costs because you don't have to buy vaccine for your eligible patients with your own money. And, VFC will save your eligible patients money because the vaccines are provided at no cost.
- Page last reviewed: February 18, 2016
- Page last updated: April 24, 2014
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