We are excited to announce a local vaccine clinic that is happening prior to exclusion day. All school required vaccines will be available.
Please be prepared to bring your insurance information to the clinic. If you don’t have insurance, the clinic is enrolled in the Vaccines for Children program.
Which children are eligible for VFC vaccines?
A: 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)
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.
More information on the VFC program can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/programs/vfc/parents/qa-detailed.html#fqhc
Or you can call Samaritan Sweet Home Family Medicine: 541-451-6250