Vaccines for Children Program
Mission & Vision
The Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program is intended to help raise childhood immunization levels in the United States, especially infants and young children. This effort requires wide participation and collaboration of private healthcare providers to reach children who might not otherwise receive vaccine because of financial barriers or who might receive vaccines late because they would be referred to another setting for free vaccines. This federally funded program supplies vaccine free of charge to participating providers. The vaccine may then be made available to children up to 19 years of age who are:
- Medicaid Enrolled
- Uninsured (child has no health insurance coverage)
- Underinsured (seen in a Federally Qualified Health Center or Rural Health Center)
- American Indian or Alaska Native
Your practice may also see children enrolled in the PeachCare for Kids Program, which is administered by the Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS). While a child enrolled in the PeachCare for Kids Program is fully insured, your office will use state-supplied vaccine for these children. All claims for vaccines administered to PeachCare for Kids participants will be filed and reimbursed through either DCH or its contracted Care Management Organizations (CMOs). The VFC Program allows providers to immunize eligible children for a nominal administration fee. The maximum administration fee a provider may charge is $21.93 per injection. Providers may also charge an office visit fee.
Flu Season Pre-book 2018-2019
The deadline for the 2018 VFC Influenza Pre-Book has passed. If you missed the deadline, you may submit your wait list request via the link below:
This survey should be completed by providers who did not submit a request prior to the deadline but wish to receive influenza vaccines for this upcoming season. Submissions to this survey will be added to our 2018-2019 VFC Influenza Vaccine Wait List.
Requests to increase pre-booked amounts will require submission of a wait list survey for only the increased dose amounts (i.e. original request for 100 doses, provider needs a total of 150 doses, the wait list submission should only include the request for the additional 50 doses).
Fulfillment of wait listed requests will begin after all pre-booked requests have been satisfied or supply for 100% of pre-booked requests has been secured. Wait Listed requests will be fulfilled according to vaccine availability. VFC cannot guarantee 100% fulfillment of all wait listed requests. Please be sure to use previous year’s doses administered and billing data to determine vaccine estimates you will need to vaccinate your VFC and PeachCare eligible children 0 through 18 years of age during the upcoming flu season.
Please submit one pre-book per clinic location. Verify your VFC PIN, contact name and e-mail address are correct, prior to submitting your survey. Incomplete surveys will be discarded. Clinics who successfully complete the survey will receive a confirmation e-mail once your responses have been reviewed and accepted.
If you have questions, please contact the VFC Program at (404) 657- 5013 or outside of metro Atlanta area at (800) 848-3868
Annual Training Requirements
All staff responsible for managing state supplied vaccine were required to complete 2 online training modules by October 31, 2018. If you are a primary or secondary contact and you have not completed the course, please do so. Once complete, keep a copy of your completion certificate and be sure to include your VFC PIN# on the certificate to receive credit for completion of the course. Click on the link below to access the modules:
CDC You Call the Shots Vaccines for Children Training Module
CDC You Call the Shots Storage and Handling Training Module
Keys to Storing and Handling Your Vaccine Supply
VFC Provider Resources
- VFC FAQ
- Summary of Georgia Immunization Requirements for Child Care & School Attendance
- CDC Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit (January 2019)
- CDC Specifications Check List for Digital Continuous Recording Thermometers
- Refrigerator and Freezer Buying Guide
- Refrigerator/Freezer Temperature Logs
- VFC Equipment Requirements
- VFC Routine and Emergency Vaccine Handling Plans
- Vaccine Incident Report
- Vaccine Return Policy
- Handling of Vaccine During Inclement Weather Conditions
- Vaccine Information Statements
2 Peachtree St. NW, 13-276
Atlanta, GA 30303
800-848-3868 or 404-657-5013/5015
(fax) 800-372-3627 or 404-657-5736
Page last update 06/25/2019