Prevention and Control of Influenza, Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)

Nicole M. Smith, PhD; Joseph S. Bresee, MD; David K. Shay, MD; Timothy M. Uyeki, MD; Nancy J. Cox, PhD; Raymond A. Strikas, MD


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Information Regarding the Vaccines for Children Program

The Vaccines for Children (VFC) program supplies vaccine to all states, territories, and the District of Columbia for use by participating providers. These vaccines are to be administered to eligible children without vaccine cost to the patient, as well as the provider. All routine childhood vaccines recommended by ACIP are available through this program. The program saves parents and providers out-of-pocket expenses for vaccine purchases and provides cost-savings to states through the CDC vaccine contracts. The program results in lower vaccine prices and assures that all states pay the same contract prices. Detailed information regarding the VFC program is available at


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