Vaccines for Children
Timely vaccination is important for children to stay healthy and active. Vaccination rates have declined in North Dakota, leaving many people vulnerable to vaccine-preventable diseases. For some children who do not have access to health insurance, the cost of immunizations may feel overwhelming for their families. However, did you know that eligible children can receive vaccines at little to no cost through the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program? There are over 190 health care facilities throughout North Dakota that participate in the VFC program, making immunization not only accessible but affordable.
A child is eligible for the VFC Program if they are younger than 19 years of age and:
- Underinsured (has health insurance but plan does not cover vaccines)
- American Indian or Alaska Native
If you are interested in finding a facility in North Dakota that participates in the VFC program, click here or speak to your health care provider or local public health unit today.
For more info on the federal VFC program, please visit their website at cdc.gov/vaccines/programs/vfc/index.html