What can I do if my health insurance doesn't cover vaccinations?

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Most health insurance plans cover the cost of vaccinations. However, you should check with your insurance provider before going to the doctor. If you don't have health insurance, or if your insurance doesn't cover vaccinations, your child is eligible for vaccines through the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program. The VFC Program helps families of eligible children who might not otherwise have access to recommended childhood vaccines.

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