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Child and Adult Immunization Program

Child and Adult Immunization Program

Ford County Public Health Department offers the Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program

The Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program helps provide vaccines to children whose parents or guardians may not be able to afford them. This helps ensure that all children have a better chance of getting their recommended vaccinations on schedule. Vaccines available through the VFC Program are those recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). These vaccines protect babies, young children, and adolescents from certain diseases.

A child is eligible for the VFC Program if he or she is younger than 19 years of age and is one of the following:

  • Medicaid-eligible
  • Uninsured
  • Underinsured 
  • American Indian or Alaska Native

Children whose health insurance covers the cost of vaccinations are not eligible for VFC vaccines, even when a claim for the cost of the vaccine and its administration would be denied for payment by the insurance carrier because the plan’s deductible had not been met.

FCPHD provides the following vaccines: 

  • Pediarix ( Hep b, Polio, DTap )
  • Prevnar 13
  • MMR
  • Varicella
  • Proquad (MMRV)
  • Kinrix ( DTap and Polio)
  • HIB
  • HPV (Gardasil)
  • Hepatitis A
  • DTaP
  • TDap
  • Meningitis 

To schedule your child's appointment, please call our office at 217-379-9281.

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