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Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program

The Vaccines for Children Program helps provide vaccines to eligible children and adolescents whose families cannot otherwise afford immunization services. VFC-registered providers administer the vaccines through this program as follows [34,35]:

TIP Check with your local Medicaid office to find the regional cap for your state.

Coding for State-supplied or Free Vaccines

There are many other federally and state-funded programs that provide vaccines at no cost (eg, public health clinics, federally qualified health centers, rural health clinics). [35]

For state health department phone numbers, go to

For a comprehensive, up-to-date directory of immunization resources, go to [39]

TIP You must check the insurer's guidelines for documenting vaccines obtained at no cost ("free") before submitting claims for administering such immunizations.

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Please note that this website is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to serve as comprehensive training on medical billing and coding. Additional training on medical coding may be required. The information on this website is believed to be accurate as of the date of publication. Users should independently verify accuracy.

Healthcare providers are responsible for making the ultimate decision on when to use a specific product based on clinical recommendations and how to bill for products and related services rendered. Consult third-party insurers' guidelines for specific information regarding the billing and reporting of services rendered.

You are encouraged to report vaccine adverse events to the US Department of Health and Human Services.
Visit to file a report, or call 1-800-822-7967.

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