VFC Eligibility Criteria
Children through 18 years of age who meet at least one of the following criteria are eligible to receive VFC vaccine:
Medicaid eligible: A child who is eligible for the Medicaid program. (For the purposes of the VFC program, the terms “Medicaid-eligible” and “Medicaid-enrolled” are equivalent and refer to children who have health insurance covered by a state Medicaid program)
Uninsured: A child who has no health insurance coverage
American Indian or Alaska Native: As defined by the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (25 U.S.C. 1603)
Underinsured: A child who has health insurance, but the coverage does not include vaccines; a child whose insurance covers only selected vaccines (VFC-eligible for non-covered vaccines only); A child whose insurance has a fixed dollar limit or cap for vaccines (VFC-eligible once fixed dollar amount or cap is reached). Underinsured children are eligible to receive VFC vaccine only through a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), or Rural Health Clinic (RHC) or under an approved deputization agreement.
(all information provided by the CDC)