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Vaccines for Children Program (VFC)

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The Chicago Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program supplies all routine childhood vaccines to enrolled public and private providers.  Designed to remove cost as a barrier to vaccination, the Chicago VFC program allows physicians to provide free vaccines to children 18 years old and younger who are:

  • Medicaid eligible
  • Uninsured
  • American Indian or Alaska Native
  • Underinsured (children who have health insurance that does not cover immunizations) – Only at FQHCs

Although many VFC providers are Medicaid providers, there is no requirement to enroll in the Medicaid program to become a VFC provider.

Chicago VFC Program:

  • Automatically covers vaccines recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
  • Saves physicians and parents out-of-pocket expenses for vaccines.
  • Discourages the practice of referring children from the private sector to the public sector for vaccination, keeping children in their medical home for better health care.

National Infant Immunization Week

2014 Provider NIIW Toolkit

Prepare your Child for a Healthy Tomorrow (Bulletin Board Items) 

Birth to 15 Months (Bulletin Board Items)

VFC Program Overview and Enrollment/Re-enrollment

VFC Training

Chicago VFC Staff Contact List

VFC News Bulletin

Eligibility Reference Table

Provider Enrollment Forms

Vaccine Management (Ordering/Inventory/Returns)

Determining Proper Order Amounts

Order Form

Return Form

Tally Sheet

Vaccine Storage and Handling

VFC and Storage and Handling Training

Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit

Emergency Plan template

Vaccine Management Guide

Data Loggers Manual

Data Loggers Training Guide

Data Loggers Review Guide

Temperature Monitoring

Refrigerator Temperature log (Fahrenheit)  (Celsius)

Freezer Temperature log (Fahrenheit)  (Celsius)

Recording Refrigerator Temps Protocol (Fahrenheit)  (Celsius)

Recording Freezer Temps Protocol (Fahrenheit)  (Celsius)

Vaccine Storage Troubleshooting Record

Provider Tools

Vaccine Administration Record and History Form

Patient Screening Forms (English)  (Spanish)

Current VIS Dates/Statements

HIPAA Fact sheet

Stop and Report Communicable Diseases

VAERS Form or link to online form

You are the Key to Stop HPV

For Parents

Questions & Answers for Parents

Information for Parents

CDC What Parents Need to Know (About Vaccines)

CDC What Parents Need to Know about HPV

American Academy of Pediatrics, for Families

Vaccinate Your Baby

Every Child By Two

Families Fighting Flu

Parents of Kids with Infectious Disease

CDC - VFC - Infographic: 20 Years of Protection - Vaccines

2014 VFC Regional Meeting Presentations

Get Ready for This

2014 - Vaccine Management: New Requirements and Responsibilities

Immunization Update

More Changes!