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Oregon's Vaccines For Children Program (VFC)
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The Vaccines for Children Program (VFC) is a federally funded program that provides vaccines at no cost to children who might not otherwise be vaccinated because of inability to pay.

VFC helps families by providing vaccines at no cost to enrolled public and private medical practices - who then can offer them at no charge to qualified patients (birth through age 18). This allows providers to make all routine pediatric vaccines available to eligible children without high out-of-pocket costs.

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Who is eligible?

To be eligible for VFC, a child must fit one of these categories:

  • Enrolled in Medicaid/Oregon Health Plan;
  • Uninsured; or
  • American Indian/Alaskan Native.

Children whose health insurance policies do not cover some or all vaccines, or only cover vaccines until a child reaches a certain age (i.e. considered “underinsured”), may receive no cost immunizations at public sites such as county health department clinics and clinics that are designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) or a Rural Health Clinic (RHC).

Vaccine eligibility

Provider Enrollment

Providers must enroll to participate in the VFC program. Get Instructions for both public and private providers.

Provider 100% Club

Managing short-dated vaccine

Steps to managing short-dated publicly supplied vaccine

How to order vaccine


VFC providers must be recertified annually.

  • Online recertification website - Link active only during recertification period


Oregon AFIX is a process designed to give providers specific information about the immunization rates and practices in their clinic. For more information, contact your health educator at (971) 673-0300.

Flu vaccine

2015-2016 Season

For clinics who have not already ordered VFC flu vaccine or need to order more, proceed to the below links.

2014-15 Flu Season

Directions on how to return expired flu vaccine.

  • Public Clinics

Additional links