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Immunization Program
     Vaccines for Children (VFC)
 
 
Vaccines for Children (VFC) is a federally-funded and state-operated vaccine
supply program. VFC provides free ACIP recommended vaccine 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 Vaccines for Children (VFC) vaccine?
Children - birth through 18 years of age AND one of the following:
• American Indian or Alaska Native
• Medicaid enrolled 
• Uninsured (have no health insurance)
• Underinsured*:
  1. Children who have commercial (private) health insurance, but the coverage does not include vaccines
  2. Children whose insurance covers only selected vaccines (VFC eligible for non-covered vaccines only)
  3. Children whose insurance caps vaccine coverage ata 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 eligle to receive VFC vaccine only through a Federally Qualitified Health Center (FQHC), Rural Health Center (RHC) or a deputized public immunization clinic.

  
VFC Provider Forms and Information

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. 

  

VFC Educational Opportunities

Contact Information:
VFC Coordinator - Rebecca Martinez, RN
(402) 471-0301
email: rebecca.a.martinez@nebraska.gov

 

 
 
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