The Nevada VFC Program provides vaccines to children 0 through 18 years of age until their 19th birthday who meet program eligibility. A program of the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, the VFC program supports the Nevada State Immunization Program’s commitment to reducing barriers and vaccinating eligible children at the right time with the right vaccine. This valuable program allows providers to make routine immunizations available to eligible children.
The Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program was created as part of the federal Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, Section 1928 of the Social Security Act, in August 1993. The goal of this federally funded program is to improve vaccine availability nationwide by providing vaccines at no cost to VFC-eligible children through public and private providers enrolled in the program. The program is regulated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Immunization Program (NIP). The VFC program is now operational in all 50 states and eight territories including the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam.
Nevada began its VFC program in October of 1994 under the administration of the Bureau of Community Health, Immunization Program. VFC vaccines are purchased under contract by the Immunization Program and are supplied to enrolled VFC providers at no cost.