Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program

The VFC program is a federal entitlement program that eliminates cost as a barrier and improves immunization levels, and is a critical funding source for vaccines.

Accountability Requirements


  • Enroll with the Office of Immunization and Child Profile by signing the Outside Provider Agreement
  • Continuing Education
  • Periodic site visits by local public health jurisdiction or state Department of Health
  • Satisfaction Survey
  • Provider Profile


Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program Eligibility


Since 1990, Washington State has maintained a universal childhood vaccine program, providing vaccines to all kids under 19 regardless of income.  No child can be denied state-supplied vaccine because of their inability to pay an administration or office visit fee and no child can be charged for state-supplied vaccine.  Yakima County provided over 144,176 doses of state supplied childhood vaccines in 2016.  Eligibility for the VFC program is defined as any child under age 19 who is:

  • Medicaid eligible.
  • Uninsured.
  • Under-insured (has insurance that does not cover immunizations)
  • American Indian/Alaskan Native

To see if your provider participates in the VFC program, review the list below.
VFC Provider List

 The resources listed here may help you prepare for and complete the process:

For more information related to Vaccines for Children Program please visit their website.

Management Resources
We recommend the reference Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, 13th edition, which is available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and was distributed by the Public Health Foundation. For copies, contact the Public health Foundation by calling 877-252-1200 or visit their website. Slide sets to accompany the book are available on the CDC Vaccines and Immunization website.

Training
  • Immunization Training - trainings for health care providers, local public health, immunization staff, and school and child care staff.