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Vaccines For Children Program
Additional guidance for providers regarding 9-valent HPV vaccine use among persons who previously received 2-valent HPV or 4-valent HPV vaccine.
Updated Oklahoma Vaccines for Children Provider Resource Guide
Information for Parents about the Vaccines for Children Program (CDC website)
To find a clinic or doctor near you that participates in the VFC program call your local county health department and ask for your Immunization Field Consultant.
Information for Healthcare Providers about the Vaccines for Children Program
1. Complete the following forms online: 2016 VFC Provider Agreement (1mb.pdf), Provider Profile (680k.pdf), Freezer Certification Form ( k.pdf) and Oklahoma State Immunization Information System(OSIIS) Authorized Site Agreement ( k.pdf)
3. Send the signed originals of the forms to:
Oklahoma State Department of Health - IMM Service
4. Begin recording your refrigerator and freezer temperatures using the VFC Temperature Log (256k.pdf) Refrigerator and freezer temperatures must be within the required range to store vaccines. Note that dormitory or dorm-style refrigerators are no longer acceptable for VFC vaccine storage at any time! Refer to the documents below for acceptable refrigerators and freezers to store vaccines requirements for thermometers.
5. Complete the 2 VFC Orientation visits. After your forms are received in our office, you will be contacted by a representative of the Immunization Service to schedule two orientation visits:
6. Receive your first shipment of vaccine. You will receive your first shipment of vaccine after the orientation visits are completed, and when documentation that your refrigerator and freezer temperatures are within the required temperature range for 5 days has been reviewed. Clinics enrolling in the VFC Program will receive regular visits by an Immunization Field Consultant.
1. VFC Program and VFC Provider Responsibilities
2. Vaccine Storage and Handling Requirements
Immunization Schedules and Oklahoma Requirements
Vaccine Reactions Reporting and Requirements
Resources For Vaccine Providers
For editions prior to 2015 contact the Immunization Service at (405) 271-4073
ACIP recommends all 11-12 year old males receive human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. View the press briefing here on the CDC website . Quadrivalent HPV vaccine is available through the VFC Program for males ages 9 through 18 years.
One dose of Tdap vaccine is now required for all students attending the 7th grade in Oklahoma. This requirement became effective in the 2011-2012 school year.
Q: Are all children enrolled in SoonerCare/Medicaid programs automatically VFC eligible?
A: Yes, all children from birth through 18 years of age who are covered by SoonerCare/Medicaid are considered VFC eligible because of their Medicaid status. Q: If a child is eligible for insurance and the parents choose not to insure the child, would the child be eligible for VFC vaccine?
A: If the child has no health insurance on the day he/she presents at the office for immunizations, regardless of the reason, the child would be VFC eligible because he/she is uninsured. Q: If a VFC-eligible child starts a vaccine series (such as hepatitis B) at age 18, can the series be completed using VFC vaccine after the child turns 19?
A: No. Children are eligible to participate in the VFC program only through age 18 years regardless of the child???s immunization status (series completed or series not completed) when they age out of VFC. Q: What do you mean by "underinsured?"
A: Underinsured means your child has health insurance, but it: Doesn't cover vaccines, or Doesn't cover certain vaccines, or Covers vaccines but has a fixed dollar limit or cap for vaccines. Once that fixed dollar amount is reached, your child is then eligible.
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