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VFC/WyVIP Program Overview

Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program

“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. CDC buys vaccines at a discount and distributes them to grantees—i.e., state health departments and certain local and territorial public health agencies—which in turn distribute them at no charge to those private physicians' offices and public health clinics registered as VFC providers. Children who are eligible* for VFC vaccines are entitled to receive those vaccines recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)” (CDC, 2012).

*VFC-eligible children are those who are eligible for Medicaid, uninsured, American Indian/Alaska Native, or underinsured at a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), Rural Health Clinic (RHC), or any other provider with delegated authority.

Wyoming Vaccinates Important People (WyVIP) Program

The WyVIP program was created after the enactment of the Childhood Immunization Act (2006) to provide an appropriation for vaccine for children who are not VFC-eligible.

Children who are Wyoming residents, 18 years and under, and do not qualify for VFC vaccine are eligible for WyVIP vaccine. Influenza vaccine, Hepatitis A, meningococcal, and HPV are NOT available through the WyVIP Program.

Vaccine Eligibility Table                              (2/04/14)





Jude Alden, MBA, CPM
VFC Coordinator


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