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Vaccines for Children Program (VFC)

The VFC program helps families by providing FREE VACCINES to eligible children through enrolled doctors.


ELIGIBILITY FOR RECEIVING VFC VACCINES

Children 0 through 18 years of age who meet at least one of the following criteria are considered eligible to participate in the VFC program.

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MEDICAID

  • You can have a car, bank account, and a home and still qualify for Medicaid. DSS does not look at any of your resources when determining your eligibility for Medicaid.
  • You can work and still qualify for Medicaid.
  • Some persons can have other insurance and still receive Medical Assistance.
  • Certain children living with stepparents, grandparents, or siblings with income may receive Medicaid.
  • Needy families with children may be eligible for Medicaid if they are part of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.
  • When a family getting a welfare check starts working and leaves welfare they still may receive Medicaid.
  • Low-income pregnant women and children under age 19 may qualify for Medicaid.

For more information, follow this link to the MEDICAID page .

UNDERINSURED

A child whose health insurance benefit plan does not cover a particular VFC vaccine. Underinsured children are eligible to receive a VFC vaccine for which they do not have insurance coverage. However, such vaccinations must be obtained through a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) or Rural Health Clinic (RHC).

UNINSURED

A child with no health insurance coverage.

AMERICAN INDIAN

or

ALASKAN NATIVE

As defined by the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (25 U.S.C. 1603©).


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Last Updated: Friday January 16 2009
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