Vaccines for Children

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. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) buys vaccines at a discount and provides them to those registered as VFC providers, including FQHCs. Some FQHCs choose to engage in “deputization” arrangements to expand the types of providers who can receive and administration VFC-purchased vaccines, subject to Federal guidance and oversight.

Update on the CDC’s Guidance on Vaccine for Children Deputization Arrangements (February 2013)