Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program
- 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.
- 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:
- Online Provider Enrollment Instructions (PDF) - Overall renewal process and identifies the information you will need to gather before beginning your online enrollment.
- Quick Reference Online Provider Enrollment (PDF) - Steps for annual renewal for the State Childhood Vaccine Program using the IIS.
- Online Enrollment Training Video - A short training video on how to use the IIS to complete online enrollment.
- If you have questions, please contact your local public health department, or email the State Department of Health or call 866-397-0337.
For more information related to Vaccines for Children Program please visit their website.
- Plan 1. Vaccine Coordinator Contact Information Template (PDF)
- Plan 2. Vaccine Storage and Handling Plan Template (PDF)
- Plan 3. Vaccine Receiving and Transport Plan Template (PDF)
- Plan 4. Vaccine Storage Emergency Plan Template (PDF)
- Plan 5. Emergency Plan Annual Review Documentation Template (PDF)
- Plan 6. Vaccine Ordering Plan Template (PDF)
- Plan 7. Vaccine Inventory Control Plan Template (PDF)
- Plan 8. Vaccine Wastage Plan Template (PDF)
- Plan 9. Staff Training on Vaccine Management Plan Template (PDF)
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 . Slide sets to accompany the book are available on the .
- - trainings for health care providers, local public health, immunization staff, and school and child care staff.