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Vaccine for Children (VFC) Program

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Focus

All children will have every opportunity and encouragement to receive immunizations in accordance with the Recommended Immunization Schedules for Persons Aged 0 through 18 Years. Accessibility to these vaccines may include the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program, a federally funded vaccine supply program in which the providers throughout UWMF participate. In this program vaccines are provided through the Wisconsin Immunization Program to public and private providers to vaccinate eligible children at no cost to providers. 

Eligible children for the VFC program are those from birth through 18 years old who:

  1. Are eligible for Medicaid
  2. Have no health insurance
  3. Are Native American or Alaska Native
  4. Have health insurance that does not cover immunizations.

A supplemental component of the VFC program includes the availability of free hepatitis B vaccine to all newborn infants, regardless of payor status, who are delivered at VFC participating birthing hospitals where UWMF physicians practice.

Resources

CDC

Information for Health care providers from the CDC

Vaccines for Children Program (VFC) from the CDC

VFC Eligibility Criteria

Wisconsin Local Health Department and Tribal Agency Listing

Wisconsin Immunization Program

Available Vaccines for Children

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Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program