Who is eligible for vaccinations through the VFC program?

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Children younger than 19 years of age are eligible for Vaccines for Children (VFC) vaccines if they are:
  • Medicaid-eligible
  • Uninsured
  • American Indian or Alaska native
  • Underinsured and vaccinated in federally qualified health centers or rural health clinics
A child that meets one or more of the above eligibility requirements is eligible to receive VFC vaccines. VFC vaccines cannot be denied to an eligible child if the family can’t afford to pay the administration fee.

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