Vaccines for Children Program
Vaccines for Children (VFC) was established in 1993 to remove the barriers of cost and access to attaining childhood immunizations. The program is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the State of Washington, and supplies vaccines to providers across the state. Almost 95% of public and private immunization providers in King County are currently enrolled. All children from birth up to the 19th birthday (hepatitis B up to the 20th birthday) are eligible to receive these vaccines; see below for vaccine-specific restrictions.
If you need assistance with these items, please contact us using our online form or call 206-296-4774 and ask for the VFC program.
- Vaccine storage guidance during power outages:
- VFC Program Broadcast Fax Alert, 2012: PDF | Word
- Packing cooler refrigerated vaccine: PDF | Word
- Packing cooler frozen vaccine: PDF | Word
- Immunization guidelines for the use of state-supplied vaccine (PDF)
- Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) are available in English and over 30 other languages. Statements for the following vaccines have all been updated in 2014: Hib (haemophilus influenza Type b), Influenza Live, Intranasal, Influenza Inactivated, Td (Tetanus, Diptheria), and Multiple Vaccines (DTaP, Hib, Hepatitis B, Polio, and PCV13). Make sure your clinic’s VIS are up-to-date!
- Online inventory management:
- Online vaccine ordering:
Vaccine management plans
- Designation of a Vaccine Coordinator
- Vaccine Storage and Handling
- Vaccine Receiving and Transport
- Emergency Storage Plan
- Vaccine Management Plan Annual Review Documentation
- Ordering Vaccine
- Inventory Control
- Vaccine Wastage
- Staff Training on Vaccine Management