Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program
The Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program provides vaccines at no cost for eligible children ages 18 years and younger.
About the VFC Program
The VFC program was established by Congress in 1994 to increase access to vaccination for children who might not get vaccinated because of financial barriers. The VFC program is a Title XIX Medicaid program.
CDC provides funding to 61 state, local, and territorial immunization program awardees to implement and oversee the VFC program. Awardees, including New Jersey, facilitate the distribution of vaccines to participating provider locations to meet the specific needs of eligible populations in jurisdictions.
In New Jersey, there are more than 750 VFC providers.