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Vaccines for Children

The Vaccines for Children Program was created to help raise childhood immunization levels, especially among infants and young children. The VFC Program provides federally purchased vaccine for eligible children birth through 18 years of age at no cost to public and private health care providers throughout the state.

Children eligible to receive VFC provided vaccines include children enrolled in Medicaid, children who do not have health insurance and children who are American Indian or Alaskan Native.

In addition, children who have health insurance that does not cover the cost of vaccines are considered to be "underinsured," and are eligible to be seen at federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), rural health clinics (RHCs) and public health facilities.

To receive VFC updates directly in your inbox, please send a blank e-mail to: join-VFC@lists.ia.gov

Contact Information

Tina Patterson
VFC Program Coordinator
1-800-831-6293, Ext. 4
1-800-831-6292 FAX, or

Use the "Contact Us" page to submit questions online.

Program News:

Receiving VFC Vaccine Orders in IRIS
Posted: Tuesday, Jul 02, 2013

The following schedule provides dates, times and details for webinars to review new functionality in IRIS, Receiving VFC Vaccine Orders.

Recorded Webinar Training: How to Receive VFC Vaccine Orders into IRIS


2013 VFC Program Re-enrollment
Posted: Friday, Jun 07, 2013

The Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program guidelines require providers to re-enroll annually. Re-enrollment will be completed this year through the Immunization Registry Information System (IRIS).


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