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Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program
The Vaccines For Children (VFC) program is a federally funded program that provides vaccines at no cost to children who might not otherwise be vaccinated because of inability to pay. More information is located in the link above. (CDC)
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.
How do I become a Vaccines for Children Provider in Oklahoma?
1. Contact Immunization Services to begin the process at (405) 271-4073 or email us at email@example.com.
2. Begin recording your freezer and refrigerator temperatures using the VFC Temperature Log.
3. Complete two (2) VFC Orientation visits. After your process has begun, you will be contacted by a representative of the Immunization Service to schedule two (2) orientation visits.
4. Received your first shipment of vaccine.
VFC Program and VFC Provider Responsibilities
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.
All children from birth through 18 years of age who are covered by SoonerCare/Medicaid are considered VFC eligible because of their Medicaid status.
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.
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