The program helps children stay healthy by protecting them from getting vaccine-preventable diseases.
The program provides low-cost routine childhood vaccines for infants and children through 18 years. Our experienced and caring nurses welcome the opportunity to assist parents and children through this important preventive health service.
Fees and Eligibility
Low-cost vaccines are available through the Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program for a child, 18 years or younger, that does not have private insurance that will pay for vaccine. The federal guidelines define eligibility as a child who is:
- American Indian or Alaska native
- Enrolled in Medicaid
- Has no health insurance:
- Children who have private health insurance but the coverage does not include vaccines.
- Children whose insurance covers only selected vaccines (VFC-eligible for non-covered vaccines only).
- Children whose insurance caps vaccine coverage at a certain amount. Once that is reached, these children are categorized as uninsured.
DCHD also provide immunizations to children who are covered by private health insurance which is then submitted electronically to their health insurance plan
In addition to our main site in DeKalb, there are monthly Childhood Immunizations in Sandwich.