Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Vaccines for Children (VFC) is a federally-funded and state-operated vaccine supply program. VFC program offers the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended vaccines to eligible children for free or reduced cost. 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 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.

Map of VFC providers in Nebraska​ 

Becoming a VFC Provider

Healthcare Providers interested in becoming a VFC provider should complete the following question​naire. These​questions need to be considered when deciding if the VFC program would be a good fit for a provider. If you have answered "yes" to all prescreening questions, please contact Karen Rutherford for further information. 

VFC Prescreening Tool

DHHS Immunization Program
Department of Health & Human Services
DHHS Immunization Program Contact List
Phone Number
(402) 471-6423
Toll Free Number
(800) 798-1696
Fax Number
(402) 471-6426
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-5026