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What is the VFC Program?

The Vaccine for Children (VFC) is a federally funded and state-operated vaccine supply program. VFC provides free ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices) recommended Vaccines to eligible children.  Through the combined efforts of Public Immunization Clinics and Private Physicians, the program strives to increase vaccine coverage levels nationwide.

Who is eligible for the Vaccines for Children (VFC) vaccine? 

Children – Birth through 18 years of again and one of the following:

  • American Indian or Alaska Native
  • Medicaid enrolled
  • Uninsured (have no health insurance)
  • Underinsured
    • Children who have commercial (Private) health insurance, but the coverage does not include vaccines.
    • Children whose insurance covers only selected vaccines (VFC eligible for non-covered vaccines only).
    • Children whose insurance caps vaccine coverage to a certain amount (once that coverage amount is reached, these children are then categorized as underinsured).
  • Children whose insurance has a very high deductible (catastrophic insurance) are NOT considered underinsured.
  • Underinsured children are eligible to receive VFC vaccine only through a Federally Qualified health Center (FQHC), Rural Health Center (RHC) or a deputized public immunization clinic.

Providers participating in the VFC program must comply with program requirements on vaccine storage and handling, record-keeping, and reporting to the Nebraska Immunization Program.

As a participating member of the VFC program: we are allowed to charge a vaccine administration fee of $19.82 for each vaccine given to the child and we give these vaccines to children that are established in our RHC and meet one of the as for mentioned criteria.  This is done at the time of service.

For more informtion call 308.254.5825.