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The Vaccines for Children (VFC) program purchases vaccines for children in certain eligibility groups (see below) who can't afford to buy vaccines. Doctors can get these vaccines for their patients who qualify by joining the VFC program in their state.
The Section 317 Immunization program assists state and local health departments in purchasing vaccines. This program serves children and adults who primarily go to health departments for immunization services but are not eligible for the VFC program.
General Program Requirements:
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be under the age of 19 years. You must also need financial assistance for health care/insurance costs, or you, your spouse, parents or children must receive or be eligible to receive Medicare, or you must be Native American/American Indian and you or a family member must be enrolled in a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaskan Native village.
For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.
Program Contact Information:
Victor Negron, Program Operations Branch
Immunization Services Division
National Immunization Program
Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases
Web Site Address:
For information about the Section 317 Vaccine, contact your state VFC coordinator at:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services