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
Uninsured: A child who has no health insurance coverage
American Indian or Alaska Native
Underinsured: A child who has commercial (private) health insurance but the coverage does not include vaccines, a child whose insurance covers only selected vaccines (VFC-eligible for non-covered vaccines only), or a child whose insurance caps vaccine coverage at a certain amount. Once that coverage amount is reached, the child is categorized as underinsured
Children whose health insurance covers the cost of vaccinations are not eligible for VFC vaccines.