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Vaccines for Children

vaccines for childrenVaccines for Children/AFIX Program

The Vaccines for Children Program was established in 1994 to make vaccines available to uninsured children.  Over 322 million illnesses and 732,000 deaths were prevented from 1994 and 2014.


The Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program

The VFC Program gets vaccines to children whose families who are uninsured, uninsured for vaccines or who cannot afford them.  The goal is to make sure all children get their vaccines on time.  The vaccines are officially recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP).  These vaccines protect babies, young children, and teenagers from 16 different diseases. 

The cost of the VFC Program and the vaccine is paid for by the US Government.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) uses the money received from the government to buy vaccines at a discount.  The vaccine is sent to the Arkansas Department of Health for distribution to all VFC Providers in the state at no cost. Providers are able to bill an administration fee to help offset the cost of delivery.

If you are interested in receiving vaccines for your clinic, contact the Arkansas Department of Health  


AFIX Program

Provides a simple quality improvement (QI) Process for VFC and other providers who want or need a QI program to satisfy FCMH, CPCi, Hospital, Clinic System or just want to improve their outcomes. 

For more information visit:  VFC Program at CDC.gov  or AFIX Program at CDC.gov

To sign up visit: ImmunizeAR.org.
 

Office Address Phone
VFC/AFIX 4815 West Markharm Street, Slot 48
Little Rock, AR 72205
501-661-2170

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Arkansas Department of Health
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