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Vaccines for Children


Vaccines for Children (VFC)

Did You Know Your Child Can Get Free Vaccines?

The Vaccines for Children (VFC) program provides free vaccines to children who qualify. About half of American children less than 19 years old receive VFC vaccine.

Children are eligible if it is before their 19th birthday and they:

  • Qualify for Medicaid
  • Don’t have insurance
  • Are American Indian or Alaska Native

Children whose insurance doesn’t cover some or all routinely recommended vaccines (underinsured) can still get vaccines through VFC if they go to a Federally Qualified Health Center like Good Neighbor clinics in Columbus and Fremont.

Diseases that are preventable by recommended childhood vaccines include the following:

  • Diphtheria
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Influenza (flu)
  • Measles
  • Meningococcal
  • Mumps
  • Pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Pneumococcal
  • Polio
  • Rotavirus
  • Rubella (German Measles)
  • Tetanus (lockjaw)
  • Varicella (chickenpox)

Click on the graphics below to open downloadable vaccine information charts