Vaccines for Children Program (VFC)

Vaccines for Children (VFC) Operations Guide

The Vaccines for Children (VFC) Operations Guide defines the federal requirements for state, local, and territorial immunization programs. VFC providers are also subject to the programmatic policies and procedures of the jurisdiction through which they are enrolled. Jurisdictions may supplement federal requirements with their own in support of program operations and accountability within their jurisdiction.

VFC logo, Vaccines for Children

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. The CDC buys vaccine at a discounted rate for distribution to registered 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…

VFC Infographic: 20 Years of Protection
The Vaccines For Children program has helped prevent diseases and save lives…big time! VFC Infographic: Protecting America’s Children Every Day [enlarged view]
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Vaccines For Children Program and Storage and Handling Training Module
Training on program requirements including storage and handling of VFC vaccines

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Quick resource for parents
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.

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