Who is Eligible?

The Nevada Vaccines for Children Program is available to children until they turn 19 but there are a few requirements for you and your family to meet in order to be eligible.

If you meet one of the following five requirements, your child is eligible for the VFC Program:

  • 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 has health insurance, but it
    • Doesn’t cover vaccines
    • Doesn’t cover certain vaccines
    • Covers vaccines but has fixed dollar limit or cap for vaccines, once that fixed dollar amount is reached, a child is then eligible

If your child is underinsured, you must visit a Federally Qualified Health Center or Rural Health Center (see below):

What is an FQHC/RHC?

  • A health clinic that is designated by the government to provide health services such as check-ups, treatment for illnesses, ongoing care for chronic problems, and screening for health problems. Find an FQHC location near you.

Who is Not Eligible?

Insured Children – Children whose health insurance covers the cost of vaccinations are not eligible for VFC vaccines, even when a claim for the cost of the vaccine and its administration would be denied for payment by the insurance carrier because the plan’s deductible had not been met.

Nevada Check Up – Children who are part of the Nevada Check-Up Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) receive no-cost vaccine provided by the State of Nevada when administered by an enrolled Nevada Check Up provider. Ask your doctor’s office or clinic if they accept Nevada Check Up.