VFC program and providers
The Vaccines for Children (VFC) program helps families of eligible children and adolescents who might not otherwise have access to vaccines. Those who are eligible for the VFC program may receive HPV vaccine at little or no cost from participating health care providers.
Children and adolescents through 18 years of age are eligible to receive VFC vaccine if they meet at least one of the following criteria:
- Medicaid eligible: The child has health insurance covered by a state Medicaid program.
- Uninsured: The child has no health insurance coverage.
- American Indian or Alaska Native
- Underinsured: The child has health insurance, but it does not cover the vaccine(s) because the insurance: it does not cover any vaccines, only covers certain vaccines, or it covers vaccines, but it has a fixed dollar limit or cap for vaccines. Once that fixed dollar amount has been reached, your child is eligible.
Children and adolescents 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.
Click here to access frequently asked questions about HPV vaccination on this website.
Ask your daughter or son’s doctor if they are a VFC program provider. There are many health care providers enrolled in the VFC program in North Carolina. If your child or adolescent’s provider does not participate in the VFC program, you can take him or her to one of the following places to get VFC vaccines:
- A doctor that is a VFC provider
- Local Health Department
- Community Health Center
- Rural Health Center
- Some School Health Centers
Click on the type of provider listed above to find one of these agencies in your area.